Each month from hereon in I'll have a 500-word essay in Magnificat about a Catholic artist, thinker, poet, or neurotic who has not been canonized.
CREDIBLE WITNESSES, the column will be called..
All my favorites are on board for this year: Caryll Houselander, Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O'Connor, Léon Bloy. There are pieces on Antoni Gaudi (the Sacrada Familia), Matt Talbot (patron saint of drunks), Fr. Walter Ciszek (total hero: spent fifteen years in Soviet prison camps), Marthe Robin (subsisted for decades on the Eucharist, water, and no sleep), laywoman/mystic Elisabeth Leseur, and Michelangelo.
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