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Saint Pius X: The Farm Boy who Became Pope
Author: Walter Diethelm, O.S.B.
Copyright/published Year: 1956 by Vision Books
Description: Another stirring tale from the Vision Books series for youth 9-15
years, this book tells the charming story of Giuseppe Sarto, "the
farm boy who became Pope". Young readers will be inspired by the
life 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 reluctantly 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.
Born of very humble circumstances, young Giuseppe Sarto had
one burning desire while growing up on a farm--to become a
priest. But never did he or his generous parents ever dream that
he would one day sit in the Chair of St. Peter. This is the
inspiring story of the humble "Pope of little children," whose
love for Christ and children moved him to change the requirements
for First Communion so that young children as early as 7 years
old could receive the Holy Eucharist.
This is a used book.
1956 hardcover. Cover is soiled from fingerprints. There is a gouge out of the spine (1/2") about 1" from bottom. Insides are clean and unmarked. Sound binding.
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