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Saint Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became  PopeSaint Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became Pope
Walter Diethelm
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Young people will be inspired by the story of this holy man -- from his youthful days of hard work and prayer to receive the education he needed; to his years as country priest, encouraging his people to holiness; through the steady promotions to pastor, monsignor, bishop, cardinal, and archbishop, which he reluctanly accepted but in which he always became the beloved of those he served; to his days as the Holy Pontiff, Pope Pius X, the only canonized Pope of this century. This simple man who never forgot the poor will always be a timely example of holiness.
     

 
St. Isaac & the IndiansSt. Isaac & the Indians
Milton Lomask
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This is the story of Isaac Jorgues, a Jesuit missionary who went to the forest along the St. Lawrence River to give the Indians the knowledge of God and His love for them. We read about his enslavement by the Mohawks, his daring escape, and finally his death as a martyr for the Faith.170 pages, softcover.
     

 
The Cure Of ArsThe Cure Of Ars
Milton Lomask
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Children ages 9 to 15 will love reading about this caring, loving priest who had a hard time with learning, but nurtured a deep love for God and his parishioners. Saint Jean-Marie Vianney ("the Cure of Ars") grew up a farm boy born during the French Revolution. He longed to be a priest; flunked two ordination tests; but eventually succeeded in receiving Holy Orders. He devoted his life to the people in the village of Ars and is now the patron saint of parish priests. Part of the Vision Books series of saints for youth.
     

 
St. Philip of the Joyous HeartSt. Philip of the Joyous Heart
Francis Connolly
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This Vision book for young people 9-15 years old tells the story of one of God's most lovable and loving saints, St. Philip Neri. Despite his wisdom and learning, he was a simple, radiant, childlike soul who never ceased, even in his honored old age, to make jokes, to play with his many pets, to tease, to amuse, to teach the great lesson that it is the joyous heart that wins friends to Christ. A saint who young people are particularly attracted to, St. Philip in turn had a great love for youth.

Philip grew up in a and was later taken in by his uncle, a prosperous merchant. Evvery pto best serve God, he abandoned a merchant's career to becomeoor fHe lived in Rome for many years as a layman, preaching, instamily isick. Deciding that he could best help his fellow man as a prn Fthen entered the seminary. As a priest, his holiness, joy andlorence,a vibrant Christian life.

St. Philip founded a religious congregation, the Oratory, and became the counselor of popes and cardinals, the trusted friend of beggars and outcasts. Like Christ, he was all things to all men; a mighty example of selfless love. Recommended for ages 9 to 15.


     

 

 
Ambrose and the Cathedral DreamAmbrose and the Cathedral Dream
Margo Sorenson
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Ambrose the mouse longs to follow in the tradition of his mouse family and help to build the cathedral. However, his mouse cousins tease him because he has been too busy daydreaming to practice the somersaults that startle the tired workers and help them to stay awake. Ambrose resolves to not only help build the cathedral, but to help William the Master Builder find his dream. Join the adventure as Ambrose discovers a way to help William and prove to his mouse cousins and to himself that he can be of value in the building of the cathedral.

With lavish, detailed illustrations by award-winning artist Katalin Szegedi, this story will teach children ages 4-10 about the architecture of a medieval cathedral and inspire them to pursue their dreams.
     


 

 
St. Elizabeth's Three CrownsSt. Elizabeth's Three Crowns
Blanche Thompson
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This new story in the Vision Books series of saints for 9 - 15 year olds is aobut Saint Elizabeth of Hungary who spent her life differently than most saints. Instead of living in poverty like St. Francis of Assisi, she lived most of her life in a castle surrounded by incredible wealth. She was born Princess Elizabeth of Hungary, the daughter of King Andrew. By the age of four she was already engaged to be married and was sent far away from her home to live with Louis, her husband-to-be, who was only 10 years old. From the beginning of her life in her new castle, Elizabeth was ridiculed by all of those people who were jealous of her. They noticed that she was always trying to be holy. As she would play games with other children, she would contrive little ways to sneak into the chapel and have a visit with Jesus. Although Elizabeth was a princess, she longed to live the kind of poverty she heard about through the FranciscShe became a member of the Third Order of St. Francis and she constantly gave her jewels and best clothes to the poor. Sometimes she gave everything away and had nothing nice to wear, but Jesus always provided for her at the last minute. When she emptied the castle store-houses of grain for the poor, Jesus would miraculously fill them up again. Her subjects were never able to grow accustomed to the queen who lived the life of a saint, but they always appreciather generosity and saw in her such simplicity and holiness. Only four years after her death she was canonized a saint.
     

 
Saint Dominic and the RosarySaint Dominic and the Rosary
Catherine Beebe
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Catherine Beebe presents a dramatic account of the incredible life of Saint Dominic in this tenth title in the popular Vision Book series of saints for youth 9-15 years old. As a young priest, Dominic sat all night at a wooden table in a village tavern. He preached the truths of the Church to an embittered inn-keeper and in the morning, joyfully received the man again into the faith of his fathers. This was the beginning of the great preaching career of Saint Dominic, the "Athlete of Christ" and founder of the order which bears his name. Saint Dominic led a life of excitement and adventure. As a boy he sold his books to feed the poor and offered himself as ransom for a prisoner. As a young priest he rode with a king's cavalcade to carry a marriage offer to the princess of Denmark from the prince of Castle. But his greatest adventures came when he walked from town to town and stood fearlessly in the market places to preach the word of God. The work of the thousands of Dominican priests and sisters alll over the world stands today--seven centuries later--as a living memorial to the sanctity of their founder.
     

 
Father Marquette and the Great RiverFather Marquette and the Great River
August Derleth
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This Vision book for youth 9-15 years old tells the thrilling story of one of America's greatest missionaries who came down from Canada with explorer Louis Joliet to explore the mighty Mississippi River, the "great river" bordered by savage Indian tribes who killed white men on sight. Of the few who had dared explore this immense waterway, none had lived to return and report where it emptied. If he could travel to the mouth of the "great river", Father Marquette hoped to obtain new lands for France and new souls for Jesus Christ. He braved the dangers of tomahawks and tortures to bring the Word of God to the Indians of the New World. Rapids, floods, Indian superstitions, tribal warfare--these are only a few of the obstacles Father Marquette and Louis Joliet encountered in trying to meet their challenge.
     

 
Edmund Campion: Hero of God's UndergroundEdmund Campion: Hero of God's Underground
Harold C. Gardiner
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From the famous Vision Books series of lives of saints for young people, this is the inspiring dramatic account of the colorful and courageous life and death of the martyr, St. Edmund Campion, ''hero of God's underground'' during the persecutions of the Catholics in England in the 1500s.
     

 

 
Kateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk MaidKateri Tekakwitha: Mohawk Maid
Evelyn Brown
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Written in an easy-to-read style, this book tells of the Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Algonquian woman who was baptized and converted to the Catholic faith. Becoming ostracized from her tribe, she left her village and thereafter lived a life devoted to God until her death at age twenty-four. 178 pages, softcover.
     

 
Saint Francis of the Seven SeasSaint Francis of the Seven Seas
Albert Nevins
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This book captures the true spirit of a daring man who braved the many dangers of India and Japan in amazing adventures of courage and faith.
     

 
Saint Anthony and the Christ ChildSaint Anthony and the Christ Child
Helen Walker Homan
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Helen Walker Homan contributes her third volume to Vision Books series of saints for youth in this story of the life of St. Anthony of Padua. Important details of Anthony's life covered by the author include his visit to Morocco, a shipwreck, his meeting with St. Francis in Assisi, his powerful preaching and the miracles he wrought as a follower of Francis.
     

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