Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English.Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women.I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, l … [Read more...]

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Saint Gilbert? Chesterton Cause Gets Underway

G.K. Chesterton, the rotund Catholic writer whose acclaimed works include poetry and apologetics as well as biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas, is one step closer to sainthood.The Diocese of Northampton today announced that Bishop Peter Doyle had appointed a priest to begin the study of Chesterton’s virtue and life.  According to the statement which was released today, “The Bishop has appointed Canon John Udris, a priest of the Diocese and currently a spiritual dire … [Read more...]

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Death by Living: Life Lessons from the Pen of N.D. Wilson

Sometimes ordinary words and grandios ideas put on their Sunday best and go dancing, a tango of poetry and prose, and the journey is as important as the destination.N.D. Wilson’s latest book, Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent, is like that.  I found myself closing the covers but continuing the conversation, my imagination inflamed by Wilson’s vibrant storytelling.Lacking the denouement of a novel, Death by Living is Wilson’s personal journal, an intimate recounting of life lived … [Read more...]

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