Scottish author F. A. Forbes was born Alice Forbes on March 16, 1869. Her mother died when she was a child. In 1900 she became a Roman Catholic. Only a few months later, she entered the convent of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Scotland, as a 31-year-old nun named Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes. She wrote numerous books, including brief biographies of St. Ignatius Loyola, St. John Bosco, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Columba, St. Monica, St. Athanasius, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Benedict, St. Hugh of Lincoln, St. Vincent de Paul, and, most famously, Pope Pius X. She died in 1936.
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