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Canadian Sonnets

Christine Schintgen’s gentle but penetrating sonnets ponder the mystery of goodness, of human struggle, defeat and victory, making visible each soul’s distinct character and mission within the vast communio of the Kingdom — in this place, in these late centuries of the phenomenon known as Canada. Lavishly illustrated by Joseph Ferrant’s extraordinary portraits of people of faith, this book will unfold its graces on many a mosquito-afflicted summer’s day and brutally cold winter’s night. It is a unique treasure.  ~ Michael O’Brien

Dr. Christine Schintgen was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She recieved a Bachelor of Arts
in English from Carleton University, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Oxford. She teaches literature at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College. Her research interests include crime and prisons in Victorian literature, Dickens, Dante, and the relationship between faith and literature. Her children’s book, ‘Pamela Walks the Dog’, illustrated by Hilda van Stockum, is available through Boissevain Books. She and her husband Michael live in Barry’s Bay with their three children.


Joseph Ferrant was born in Smith Falls, Ontario. He received a Bachelors of Arts in Theater and English from Redeemer University in Ancaster and studied classical drawing and painting at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. He is a freelance illustrator and painter working in the Ottawa Valley. He currently resides on his family farm in the Burdenell area.