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St. Philip of the Joyous Heart (Vision Books) [Paperback]

By Francis X. Connolly (Author) & Lili Rethi (Illustrator)
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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.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Ignatius Press
Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.08" Width: 5.29" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1993
Publisher   Ignatius Press
Age  9
Series  Vision Books  
ISBN  0898704316  
ISBN13  9780898704310  
UPC  008987043164  

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My kids love this book!  Sep 16, 2009
We are almost halfway into the St. Philip book, and my children ask for it every night. They keep sneaking into the book and reading ahead. And it gives a great deal of detail about the life of this holy saint.

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