Item description for Saint Pius X: The Farm Boy Who Became Pope (Vision Books) by Walter Diethelm...
Overview 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.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.01" Width: 5.31" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1994
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series Vision Books
ISBN 0898704693 ISBN13 9780898704693 UPC 008987046936
Reviews - What do customers think about St. Pius X : The Farm Boy Who Became Pope?
The Perfect biography for an excellent Pope and Saint Jun 16, 2005
I Have a real passion for His Holiness Pope St. Pius x, this means that i have read books about him and his life, but this was the absolute best, it is an easy and real fun read. I do recommend this for all ages
Pius X For Children Dec 30, 1999
I bought this book for my son, and we read it together. It relates the beautiful story of the future saint as a boy and as a man. All catholic children will benefit from this book. I highly recommend it.