• Leonie Caldecott, MA (Oxon.)
  • Tutor in Humanities, Oxford Program Editor, Second Spring Journal
  • Oxford, England

Léonie Caldecott was educated at the French Lycée in London and Oxford University, where she read French and Philosophy. The winner of the Catherine Pakenham Award for Young Women Journalists, she has since written for secular newspapers and magazines as well as for religious ones on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Sunday Times, Village Voice, New York Times Book Review, Il Sabato, Communio, Catholic World Report, Inside the Vatican, National Catholic Register, Touchstone, The Catholic Herald and The Chesterton Review. She regularly writes for the Catholic Herald, and two of her articles have been reprinted in The Best Spiritual Writing series. Mrs. Caldecott contributed to the BBC TV series Women of Our Century, and wrote the book that accompanied it. She has written on Blessed John Henry Newman and St. Therese of Lisieux for CTS, and Caryll Houselander for British Catholic Heroines (Gracewing). Her most recent book is What Do Catholics Believe? (Granta 2008). She is the author of two plays, Divine Comedy: A Theresian Mystery Play, and The Quality of Mercy, both of which have been performed in Oxford. The mother of three children, she lives in Oxford with her husband Stratford, with whom she co-founded the Centre for Faith & Culture and co-edits the journal of the Centre, Second Spring. She is also co-editor of the UK and Ireland edition of Magnificat. As a catechist and mother she has engaged in many initiatives for young people, including the book series “Second Spring Catechesis.”

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