My Uncle Fulton Sheen

My Uncle Fulton Sheen


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Joan Sheen Cunningham was happily growing up with her family in Illinois when her uncle Bishop Fulton Sheen offered her the opportunity of a lifetime: to attend a private school in New York City. With the blessing of her parents, she eagerly accepted, and Fulton Sheen became a second father, a role model, and a lifelong friend.

In this memoir, Joan describes many formative experiences she had with Fulton Sheen—from shopping for a winter coat to meeting Al Smith, the governor of New York. She fondly recollects how her uncle guided her courtship, helped her and her new husband find an apartment, and baptized their children and grandchildren.

Sheen is most known for his popular television show, Life Is Worth Living. The Sheen that Joan presents, however, is not only a polished television personality, but a man of prayer, generosity, and missionary zeal who interacted with countless people from all walks of life. In one story after another, she illustrates that this great man's chief concern was sharing the mercy of God with everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586178208
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 02/05/2020
Edition description: None
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 277,109
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Janel Rodriguez is a freelance writer from New York city who is the author of Meet Fulton Sheen: Beloved Preacher and Teacher of the Word and Meet John Paul II: The People's Pope.

Joan Sheen Cunningham is the niece of Fulton Sheen who became a second father, a role model, and a lifelong friend to her.

Table of Contents

Note from the Coauthor 7

Foreword 9

Preface 11

Introduction 13

1 The Family Sheen 15

2 New York, New York 33

3 A Proper Education 49

4 Three to Get Married 65

5 Life Is Worth Living 79

6 The Rochester Years 93

7 Love and Loss 109

8 Legacy 125

Sources 135

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