Lay Siege to Heaven
From the popular Louis de Wohl Series of historical novels about the saints, published by Ignatius Press. De Wohl devotes his considerable talents to an interpretation of one of the most unusual women of all time, St. Catherine of Siena. In this vivid biography, de Wohl brings to life the woman who would not let God alone; the woman who devoted herself to Christ, persuaded the Pope to return to Rome from Avignon, subdued the Italian City-States, performed miracles and received the stigmata. In short, a saint who laid siege to heaven-and changed the face of her world. Recommended for High School. 1960, Ignatius Press. 361 pp.
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becoming a saint
Louis de Wohl knows how to write about saints. When I read his books I am amazed by the power and simplicity in which he portrays each saint. I then believe that I can become a saint also, as Louis de Wohl shows that being a saint is not an ordeal but an act of love.