Mother Genevieve Gallois began life as a violently anti-clerical artist in turn-of-the-century Paris, but after a spiritual crisis, she entered a Benedictine convent and dedicated her life to prayer and religious art. In her latter years, she began to write, and her most well-known book remains The Life of Little Saint Placid. Referred to affectionately as a comic book for contemplatives and a profound picture treatise on prayer, there is a depth of wisdom imparted amidst the bold line-work of her art. As she tells the life of St. Placid, from his entry into the monastery to his death – a life devoted to prayer and contemplation, to service and love – it appears as a great spiritual adventure, an adventure in which all who have chosen the religious life are engaged. One comes away from the pages of this book with less a feeling that one has learned of the life of this saint, and more with the feeling that one has gained true and lasting insight into the spiritual life.
St. Augustine Academy Press
6″ x 9″ softcover 114 pages