Author: Jon Sweeney

Jon M. Sweeney is an author, husband, and father of four. "One of my favorite contemporary spiritual writers," according to James Martin, SJ, Sweeney has been interviewed on many television programs including CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His popular history The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation, was optioned by HBO and may soon be developed into a film. He's the author of thirty other books, as well, including The Complete Francis of Assisi, When Saint Francis Saved the Church, the winner of an award in history from the Catholic Press Association, and The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started. This is his first book for children. He speaks often at literary and religious conferences, and churches, writes regularly for America in the US and The Tablet in the UK, and is active on social media (Twitter @ jonmsweeney; Facebook jonmsweeney).

Francis of Assisi In His Own Words - Second Edition
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Francis of Assisi In His Own Words - Second Edition

Essential Writings

Sweeney has expanded his bestselling compilation, which includes the first Rule of Life, Rule for the Third Order, letters to friends and people in power, message...

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Margaret's Night in St. Peter's
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Margaret's Night in St. Peter's

A Christmas Story

"This beautiful book is a love letter to the church, to Christmas, to Rome, and to St. Peter's Basilica—and not just for children!" —James Martin, SJ

Dynamic author and illustrator team follow up bestselling "The Pope's Cat" with a Christ...

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The Pope's Cat
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The Pope's Cat

The story of Margaret, a stray cat who is adopted by the Pope!

This is the story of a stray born on the Via della Conciliazione in Rome, how she’s adopted by the Pope, and then “rules” the Vatican from museum to floorboard! First in a new...

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