• 9780824524395
Robert Ellsberg (Author)

Blessed Among All Women

Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time

The blessed, the prophets, the heroes of love and faith—these dynamic women come to life in this new collection of biographies from the bestselling author of All Saints. Be uplifted by the courage and spirit of…

Finally we have here in Robert Ellsberg’s Blessed Among All Women a collection of women saints whose lives and spiritual gifts are recounted with respect and with depth. As a history of the strengths routinely modeled by…
  • Imprint: Crossroad
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  • Title: Blessed Among All Women
  • Subtitle: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time
  • Page Count: 320
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824524395)
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9.25
  • Publication Date: 01/04/2007
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • BISAC 2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • BISAC 3: RELIGION / History
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (27.95)
  • Retail Canada: Trade-paper (27.95)
  • Retail Canada: 27.95

Robert Ellsberg (Author)

From 1975-80 Robert Ellsberg was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York, working with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life, and serving for two years as managing editor of the Catholic Worker newspaper. He has devoted much of his life to promoting Day's life and legacy, editing Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day, and All the Way to Heaven: Selected Letters of Dorothy Day. Aside from his two Crossroad titles, he has also written The Saints' Guide to Happiness, and edited anthologies of Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Charles de Foucauld, and Flannery O'Connor. Since 1987 he has served as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Orbis Books.

  1. “Ellsberg has a special place in his heart for laywomen who have tried to practice their faith in the realms of work, family, community, and the ordinary business of life.”
    --Spirituality & Practice Magazine
  2. “I was so touched to see Ellsberg’s respect for great women since the time of Christ, especially those whose hands I had shaken and whose work I had underscored in my writing since the days of Vatican Council II.”
    --The Catholic Free Press
  3. “This easily readable anthology makes female saints more understandable and makes sainthood seem more attainable for the rest of us. I recommend it for ordinary Catholics and for religious.”
    --St. Anthony Messenger website, online book review
  4. “The diversity of women represented here is extraordinary. Ellsberg has identified holy women in various centuries practicing their faith amid cruel or ordinary circumstances.”
    --America Magazine
  5. “This book should be on every Christian school shelf and church library, as well as used often in the liturgies and services where people gather to embody the Christian narrative."
    --Sojourners Magazine
  6. “Ellsberg’s crisp, inspiring, and insightful writing enhances this excellent illustration of the use of the literary genre of biography in the Christian tradition . . . Blessed Among All Women is excellent spiritual reading for a daily/weekly routine or for a  retreat experience. Moreover, it would be of intellectual interest as a more inclusive source of our Christian history and spirituality.”
    --New Theology Review

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