The Cross and the Beatitudes


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About the author

Allan Smith

Al Smith has served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic evangelist, radio host, writer, Internet broadcaster, and retreat director.

He is a gifted speaker giving presentations at seminaries, schools, parishes, and Catholic conferences.  He is often featured on Catholic media such as EWTN Radio and Television, Radio Maria, The Catholic Channel, Relevant Radio, and Shalom TV.

He is the founder and director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Mission Society of Canada and has served on the Board of Directors of the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation in Peoria, Illinois, which promotes the cause of Fulton J. Sheen's canonization process. 

Al is the creator of the website Bishop Sheen Today, which features the life and works of the Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (

He is the editor of three best-selling books:

The Cries of the Jesus from the Cross - A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2018)

Lord Teach us to Pray - A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2019).   

Archbishop Sheen's Book of Sacraments - A Fulton Sheen Anthology (2021).

He has also self-published over a dozen titles from the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895 - 1979) which are being enjoyed today.