Margery Frisbie

Once public relations director for Mundelein College, she has been an editorial consultant, producing publications for such clients as the Alexian Brothers and their medical center in Elk Grove Village, Ill. In addition to several books, she has written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. She wrote  a column in the Arlington Heights, Ill.,
Daily Herald for 25 years.

She was a weekly columnist for Chicago's Catholic New World for six years. She was also children's book editor of National Catholic Reporter and a contributing editor for Marriage magazine.

She has served pro bono as president, Northwest Community Services; member, board of councilors, Alexian Brothers Hospital; chairperson, Family Life Commission, National Council of Catholic Women; member, Family Committee, Illinois Status of Women Commission.

Her papers were recently acquired for the Women and Leadership Archive at Loyola University, Chicago.


Radishes and Strawberries (ebook, 2015, $2.99 from

Life Together and Other Poems  2009. Paperback, 36 pages, $6 plus $2 shipping from Frisbie Communications (address below).

Old Timers' Reunion: Remembering Early Days in Arlington Heights, 1997. For full text, click here. Or order your own copy from Frisbie Communications, 631 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Paperback, 60 pages, $10.

An Alley in Chicago: The Ministry of a City Priest, Sheed & Ward, Kansas City, 1991. For full text, check Revised Commemorative edition, published in 2002 now in bookstores.

***"The fascinating story of a fascinating priest." Paul Simon, former U.S. Senator.

***"Unique and revealing book about one of the Roman Catholic Church's best priests." Georgie Anne Geyer, author and syndicated columnist.

***"Monsignor Jack Egan, the book about your life makes wonderful reading." Ann Landers, syndicated columnist.

How Beautiful Upon the Prairie: A History of the First United Methodist Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1988.

This Bookish Inclination: The Story of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 1887-1987. Friends of the Library, 1987.

The Library Quarterly said: "Called a history of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, in many ways this delightful book is also a history of the early years in the community...Easy reading...The opening chapter is wonderful and tempts the tentative reader to explore further..."

***"Pervading tone is one of delight and pride.
L/C Book Review.

Mary Ward, Kehl (West Germany): Editions Sadifa Media, 1986.

The Story of the Alexian Brothers, Lingolsheim Cedex (France): Editions Sadifa, 1984.

***"`Elegant' is a good word to describe Frisbie's account of the Alexian Brothers' history." Chicago Tribune.

Help Your Child Enjoy Books, St. Meinrad (Indiana): Abbey Press, 1964.

The Do-It-Yourself Parent (co-author), New York: Sheed & Ward, 1963.

Margery Frisbie also contributed chapters to
On the Run, Chicago: Thomas More Press,
1974 and
Marriage Among Christians, South Bend: Ave Maria Press, 1977.

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