A Full Glimpse of Fulton J. Sheen

Posted May 25, 2017 10:58 am by admin

Destined to become the most famous American Catholic of the 20th century, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) was born on a farm near El Paso, Illinois. His adult height was 5’7”. Throughout life he never weighed more than 140 pounds in spite of a chronic addiction to chocolates and ice cream. Farm neighbors who had seen him in his teen years struggle mightily to turn a team of plough horses said he would never make a farmer. In later years Sheen admitted that studying for the priesthood may well have been motivated in part by his terror of trudging behind

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