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A Novel by SMC
Part Number: BK-BroPetroc

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A Classic Back In Print! 75th Anniversary Edition!!

"Brother Petroc lay dying; that is, if he were not already dead.

Outside the Monastery, scarcely a hundred yards from the edge of the cliff, the surf of the ever-restless Atlantic beat on the wild north Cornish shore, and a fine mist of spray blew in, as it always did, at the narrow unglazed window of the cell. But the crash of breakers and the screaming of gulls had no power to disturb Brother Petroc, who lay with closed eyes on his pallet, serene and motionless; so still that even the gradually weakening breathing seemed to have stopped at last.

Presently there was a sound of steps..."
(From Chapter One)

About the Author:
Sister Mary Catherine Anderson, O.P. was born Kathleen Agnes Cicely Anderson on January 21st, 1888 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Born to an Anglican clergyman, Kathleen converted with her family to the Catholic Church when still a little girl. She was educated by the Stone Dominican Sisters at their convent of St. Marychurch and entered the congregation on May 2nd, 1908 at St. Dominic s Convent, Stone, receiving the religious name of Sister Mary Catherine. Sister made her profession on November 25th 1909 and afterwards trained as a primary school teacher at the Sacred Heart Training College in St. Charles s Square, London. By 1936, when Sister was assigned to St. Marychurch, she had begun to write mainly historical novels of the revolts in Devon and Cornwall. It is during this time that Sister wrote her most popular book, Brother Petroc s Return, which received great acclaim in both England and in America. Following this came many other titles including two biographies Steward of Souls and A Treasure of Joy and Gladness as well as lives of St. Margaret of Hungary and of St. Hyacinth. After her retirement she was appointed prioress to the community in Kelvedon, Essex and then assigned to the convent in Brewood where she continued to write. She died at Stone on April 14th, 1972 in the 85th year of her life and the 63rd year of religious profession.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478269987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478269984
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  •  Weight: 14.7 ounces

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