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F. A. Forbes Books & Bio

Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, also known as F.A. Forbes, was born in 1869 into a Presbyterian family. She converted to Catholicism in 1900, and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a postulant when she was thirty-one. She was a strong-willed and intelligent woman, and used both these gifts to generously make the sacrifices that the Lord wished of her daily. F.A. Forbes authored a considerable amount of books based on the saints
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    Pope St. Pius X

    Miller’s Pope St. Pius X, book brings to light a little-known yet extraordinarily compelling story of one of the Catholic Church’s most influential figures. Readers are sure to be enthralled with Miller’s accessible look at a life filled with poverty, passion, and eventual worldwide influence.Beginning his life as a poor Italian peasant, Pope St. Pius X’s rise to power is nothing short of miraculous. Once elected Pope in 1903, he quickly moved forward with enacting long-lasting reforms such ...

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    St. Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

    St. Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy offers a comprehensive look into the life of one of the most influential and inspirational figures in religious history. Written in an engaging, approachable style, this popular biography covers the events surrounding the Council of Nicea and provides an insightful narrative about St. Athanasius’ legacy. Readers will learn everything from his fight against Arian Heresy to his ultimate victory for orthodoxy. In addition, this book gives an overview on th...

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    St. Teresa of Avila

    At a time when reform was desperately needed, St. Teresa of Avila stepped up and worked surrounded by challenges to go beyond the conventions of her era. From her birth in 1515 Spain to her canonization 40 years after her death in 1582, St. Teresa of Avila had an almost unprecedented impact on the Church and its followers. This short biography reveals the life of one of history’s most important figures, and is essential reading for those who want to learn more about this remarkable saint. The...

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    Saint Monica: Model of Christian Mothers

    Saint Monica: Model of Christian Mothers is a hard-hitting book that celebrates one woman's faith and the incredible legacy she left behind. It tells the gripping story of St. Monica, an extraordinary woman who devotedly prayed for her son Augustine's conversion to Christianity, even as he struggled against her wishes for years. Against all odds and in the face of many challenges, she successfully pushed through and finally achieved exceptional success—converting not only Augustine, but also ...

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