A Crown for Joanna

Sister Mary Jean Dorcy (1914 - 1988)

She was born a princess, heir to her father’s kingdom of Portugal, and she might at will have reigned from almost any throne in Europe. But instead of this, she made what to her world seemed a thoroughly mad choice – for she chose to have a throne in heaven. Today those scepters are dust which she would not accept, and as Blessed Joanna of Portugal she possesses a throne imperishable…

This children’s biography of Blessed Joanna of Portugal was written by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, a Catholic Dominican Nun. The author is probably best known for her exquisitely intricate paper cutting silhouettes, with which she illustrated her books. (Introduction from the original book and by Maria Therese)

Genre(s): Religion, Christianity - Biographies

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 0 - Prologue - The Gossip of the Market Place Maria Therese
Play 01 1 - Pawn on a Chessboard of Kings Maria Therese
Play 02 2 - A Question of Thrones Maria Therese
Play 03 3 - The Long Road to Aviero Maria Therese
Play 04 4 - A Gown for a Princess Maria Therese
Play 05 5 - Thorns for a Crown Maria Therese
Play 06 6 - The Glory of the King's Daughter Maria Therese
Play 07 7 - Crowns Maria Therese
Play 08 8 - Epilogue - The Market Place 1490 Maria Therese