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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: TAN Books & Publishers; New edition edition (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895552132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895552136
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Father William R. Bonniwell, O.P., spent a large part of his life as a Dominican priest and scholar. He was ordained in 1914 and went on to become the Director of the Preachers' Institute at Washington, D.C. He also spent a considerable amount of time in Italy while gathering information on Blessed Margaret. Father Bonniwell is also the author of Liturgical Spirit of Lent, History of the Dominican Liturgy, Interpreting Sunday Mass, What Think You of Christ?, and Martyrology of the Sacred Order of Preachers. He died in 1984 after nearly suffering blindness.

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The book is an easy read for older children or adults.
Jan Vairo
Yet, with one of the most amazing yet horrific life stories about which I have ever read, remains obscure.
jeff knight
Please, do something very special for yourself and/or a loved one -- Meet Blessed Margaret of Castello.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "dmshae" on November 11, 2000
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UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE!!
By far, the story of Blessed Margaret of Castello is the best I have ever read! She was absolutely AMAZING! Her parents were of nobility. They were wealthy! They were also very proud, self-cented and vain. Ashamed of her "ugliness" and deformity, Margaret's parents had their little six year old daughter brought to a small room which was built for her, in order to keep her out of sight. The room was adjoined to the church Margaret loved. After being placed in the room, her father had the walls sealed up so, except for a small window where she could hear mass and adore the Blessed Sacrament. Now her parents would never have to worry about anyone finding out they had a deformed, blind and ugly daughter. Margaret was sealed up in that room for 14 years! She felt she was "unworthy" to suffer for the Lord in such a special way. But through all of that pain, she loved her parents very much and prayed for them constantly. Margaret's heart continued to magnify the Lord. After her isolation, Margaret's parents abandoned her in a church, far from her home, and she felt "guilty" that she was such a burden to them all of her life! She continued to pray for them and thank God for allowing her to follow in the Lord's Footsteps. This book is a MUST READ! I can't say enough about it. I've bought several copies just to give away to people who I know would be inspired by Little Margaret. All those with whom I shared this book, immediately fell in love with "God's Little Cinderella".
Margaret's life proves to us just how valuable we really are in the Eyes of God.
ATTENTION: PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, TEACHERS and RELIGOUS EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS! I strongly urge you to get this book for the children in your lives!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1999
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This book was absolutely excellent! It is a very touching story of a holy woman named Margaret who was born a hunchback, midget, blind, lame, and unattractive. Her parents were afraid that people might find out about her daughter and locked her up for fourteen years. She was then abandoned by her parents. Her body today is incorrupt. A MUST READ!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Beattie on February 7, 2011
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What a heroic little woman, Margaret was. And what a page-turner the book is! Of course, I have nothing else to compare it to (no other biographies of hers or, obviously, personal knowledge). But, in its own rite, I'm not sure what to say other than that the book is very compellingly written. I read its 107 pages in two days and that's only because I started too late in the day to read it in one. Margaret is an awesome testimony to the power of faith and the beauty of redemptive suffering. Everyone needs to hear her story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Novotny on September 16, 2013
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The subject and author's research has made this an inspiring biography of A wonderful woman on her way to Sainthood. A novena to her is included.
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By Mary on September 30, 2014
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I'm in the process of reading about this remarkable woman. She overcame great adversity in her life: abandonment by her parents because she was born deformed, blind and lame. The parish priest was her only contact with the outside world as a child. Blessed Margaret, as an adult, spent her life doing good, especially visiting those in prison. She is an inspiration to all who are in any way physically challenged.
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I received this book for Christmas and I must say, it has to be my favorite Christmas gift this year. I just could not put it down and was sad when I finished it... (I'm currently doing the Novena that follows)... I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone. Blessed Margaret Castello will soon become your favorite too. Truely inspirational woman... No more pity parties once you read about Margaret....
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This was the most inspirational book I've ever read. Beautifully written, to the point that, it made you feel as though you were right there with Blessed Margaret, seeing through her sightless eyes as she herself saw with her senses. This book has changed my whole life, and my way of thinking. Why isn't this precious soul already a Saint? In my eyes, she was a long, long time ago.
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I love this book - the story of a beautiful, pure and perfect mind, heart, soul within an imperfect body.
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