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Overview Sister Thea Bowman (1937-1980), an African-American Franciscan, was one of the great treasures of the American Catholic Church. Here, through a series of 12 stunning paintings and his reflections on her life and teaching, McGrath celebrates the spirit of one of the great prophets and spiritual guides of modern times.
Publishers Description Sister Thea Bowman (1937-1980), an African-American Franciscan, was one of the great treasures of the American Catholic church. Through her integration of Catholic tradition and black pride she served as a beacon for a church that celebrates diversity, inclusiveness, and love for all God's children. Through her ministry of public speaking she touched countless people, bearing a message of faith and hope rooted in the Gospels and the wisdom of the Spirituals. Through her final ordeal with cancer she offered an inspiring example of what it means to be "fully alive," and to "live until one dies." Mickey McGrath is among those whose life was changed by her witness and story. Inspired by her message????????????????????????????????????????????????that God wants each of one of us to "let our little light shine"????????????????????????????????????????????????he found his own vocation as a religious artist. Here, through a series of 12 stunning paintings and his reflections on her life and teaching, McGrath celebrates the spirit of one the great prophets and spiritual guides of our time. It is a message that makes one rejoice in life and say Amen
Citations And Professional Reviews This Little Light: Lessons in Living from Sister Thea Bowman by Michael O'Neill McGrath has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Multicultural Review - 07/01/2009 page 61
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 7.32" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2008
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570757917 ISBN13 9781570757914
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More About Michael O'Neill McGrath
Michael O Neill McGrath is a brother of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales. He taught art at DeSales University for eleven years before working full time in the ministry of art as a painter, illustrator, writer, speaker, and retreat leader."
Michael O'Neill McGrath currently resides in Washington Camde.
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Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman May 4, 2010
Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman is truly an amazing story. I could go into a lengthy assembly of expressive words and accolades, but I'll just say, "I pray that this book will become a best seller for many years to come and also be made into a movie." The world needs to know about Sister Thea Bowman and the things she learned while on the spiritual journey to become a nun in the Order of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
Submitted by: Jennette Wilson An acquitance of Sister Thea Bowman and a graduate of Holy Child Jesus School of Canton, MS, Thea's hometown.
A Beautiful Little Book Jan 28, 2009
This Little Light is a beautiful book about Sister Thea Bowman, a black Franciscan nun from rural Mississippi. Sister Thea was an inspiration to many in her blending of Catholicism with the African-American experience. Her devotion may have followed an unusual path, but she inspired many with her spirit and changed the lives of many. McGrath's paintings help make her spirit more accessible to the reader with their vibrant colors and beautiful motion. This book has inspired me to learn more about this most interesting woman.
A story that anyone who believes in God can learn a lot from Jan 13, 2009
Lessons in spirituality are best learned from the wise. "This Little Light: Lessons in Living from Sister Thea Bowman" consists of lessons from one whom many regard as a very inspiring and powerful woman. Thea Bowman stood against many, many obstacles, but through it all, her faith helped her endure anything and everything. "This Little Light" is a story that anyone who believes in God can learn a lot from.