The family of prominent Catholic author Stratford Caldecott has announced that he died yesterday of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 60.
He was the G K Chesterton Research Fellow at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford, co-editor of Magnificat UK and publisher of the journal Second Spring. He also served on the editorial board of the international theological journal Communio.
His books include Beauty in the Word: Rethinking the Foundations of Education, Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-enchantment of Education and The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
He was able to complete a final book before his death, Not As the World Gives: The Way of Creative Justice, published by Angelico Press.
He also wrote a powerful essay on dying for The Imaginative Conservative.
He came to global prominence in the months before his death when family members launched the #CapForStrat campaign, inviting actors playing superheroes in Hollywood films to send messages of support.
Last May, Michael J. Lichens wrote about the #CapForStrat campaign for CWR.