St. Anthony and the Christ Child
From the popular Vision Book Series of saint biographies by Ignatius Press. Helen Walker Homan tells the story of St. Anthony of Padua (Fernando de Bulhom), who was the lively, dark-eyed son of a Portuguese official. He frolicked about the waterfront with his friends and attended the cathedral school in Lisbon. After trying the Canons of St. Augustine, he was attracted to the newly founded Franciscan order where he became Friar Anthony. Homan covers many of the important and exciting events in Friar Anthony's life, including a voyage to the Mohammedan land of Morocco, a shipwreck, and the meeting in Assisi with St. Francis and all of the Friars Minor. From his days as a youth to the dramatic accounts of his powerful preaching and working miracles as a follower of St. Francis, Homan presents a fascinating account of St. Anthony that youth and all ages will find enthralling. Recommended for 7th grade students. 174 pp.
This title is also sold as part of the 7th Grade Vision Reader Set.