978-1-57075-868-3 Thea's Song The Life of Thea Bowman 2011 Christopher Award Winner!
Charlene Smith, John Feister
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16 pp. b/w photos, index
Book Description The definitive, authorized biography of a modern-day heroine with never before-seen writings, interviews, and photographs.
Thea Bowman was a black girl born in civil-rights-era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters in Wisconsin, and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none. She fought prejudice, sadness, and brought joy to others even during her struggle with cancer and long after her untimely death in 1990.
"One of the most significant figures in modern Catholicism. . . . Read this
marvelous new biography and meet a woman who will show you what it means, even in the midst of death, to live."
—James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints
Charlene Smith, FSPA, was a friend of Thea Bowman for 35 years and served as Coordinator of the Thea Bowman Legacy and executive editor of Thea News. She is currently Treasurer of the Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation. John Feister has been an editor at St.AnthonyMessenger Press since 1989, and is founding editor of AmericanCatholic.org. He has written several books with Richard Rohr, including their most recent, Things Hidden.