Thea's Song

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"One of the most significant figures in modern Catholicism. . . . Read this marvelous new biography and meet a woman who will show you what it means, even in the midst of death, to live."--James Martin, SJ, author,My Life with the Saints

Thea Bowman was a black girl born in civil-rights-era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters in Wisconsin and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none. She fought prejudice and sadness and brought joy to others even during her struggle with cancer and long after her untimely death in 1990.

"Such a rich and loving life as Thea Bowman's certainly needs to be talked about! Here you will get all the beautiful stages of her extraordinary life. Read, and be transformed yourself!"--Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

"Sr. Thea was friend, teacher, and mentor for people of many races and faiths. . . . Her passionate intelligence and deep faith resonate throughout these pages."--Bryan N. Massingale

Charlene Smith, FSPA, was a friend of Thea Bowman for 35 years and served as coordinator of the Thea Bowman Legacy and executive editor of Thea News. She is currently treasurer of the Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation.

John Feister is the general editor of periodicals at St. Anthony Messenger Press, and is founding editor of, one of the most popular Catholic websites in the United States. He has written several books with Richard Rohr, including Things Hidden.

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Thea's Song
The Life of Thea Bowman
Charlene Smith
John Feister