Catholic Books >  Children's Books >  Saints and Angels >  Francis of Paola










This item is no longer being made.

Saint Francis of Paola

Item Number: 1195

Catalog Code: 0-89942-539-983-DIS

This item has an imprimatur. As a Tiber River blogger you could get this gift for free.

Francis of Paola

Purchase Information


Your Price:
  $1.50

Format:      Paperback

This item is currently unavailable.

Add To My:








Bookmark and Share

 Our Description

This  full-color illustrated children's book explores the life of another St. Francis.




Product Details

Author: 
ISBN: 
ISBN-13: 
Pages: 
H x W: 
Manufacturer: 
Date: 

089942-539-9
9780899425399
32
7 1/2"  (19.0 cm) x 5 1/2"  (13.9 cm)
More Catholic Book Publishing Gifts
2006

Note

This item is not returnable except in the case of a manufacturer's defect.

Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site A Tiber River reviewer hasn't written a review for this book yet.
Sign up as a Tiber River reviewer and see your review here!
(Apart from fame, you can also can get free stuff and gift certificates.)

   

St. Francis of Paola

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/02


Patron Of: Travelers, Plague, Mariners, Sailors, Sterility, Boatmen, Against Fire, Calabria, Italy, Naval Officers, Watermen

Memorial
    2 April

Profile
    Following a pilgrimage in his teens to Rome and Assisi, he became a hermit in a cave near Paola. Before he was 20 years old he began to attract followers. By the 1450's the followers had become so numerous that he established a rule for them and sought Church approval. This was the founding of the Hermits of Saint Francis of Assisi, who were approved by the Holy See in 1474. In 1492 they were renamed the Franciscan Order of Minim Fiars, which means they count themselves the least of the family of God.

    Prophet. Miracle worker. Reputed to read minds. In 1464 Francis wanted to cross the Straits of Messina to reach Sicily, but a boatman refused to take him. Francis laid his cloak on the water, tied one end to his staff to make a sail, and sailed across with his companions. Franz Liszt wrote a piece of music inspired by the incident.

    Defender of the poor and oppressed. Gave unwanted counsel and admonitions to King Ferdinand of Naples and his sons. Traveled to Paris at the request of Pope Sixtus IV to help Louis XI prepare for death. Used this position to influence the course of national politics, helping restore peace between France and Brittany by advising a marriage between the ruling families, and between France and Spain by persuading Louis XI to return some disputed land.

    Francis died on Good Friday while still at court in France. In 1562 Huguenots broke open his tomb, found his body incorrupt, and burned it. The bones were salvaged by Catholics, and distributed as relics to various churches.

Born
    1416 at Paola, Calabria, Italy

Died
    2 April 1507 at Plessis, France of natural causes

Canonized
    1512 by Pope Julius II

Patronage
    against fire
    Amato, Italy
    boatmen
    Calabria, Italy (named by Pope John XXIII in 1963)
    Fossato Serralta, Italy
    mariners
    naval officers
    plague epidemics
    sailors
    sterility
    travellers
    watermen



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

 Browse For Similar Items In

Related Articles

1. 5 Fun Summer Activities for Catholic Families 05/30/2012

2. St. Joseph 02/23/2009

3. St. Patrick 02/11/2009

4. The Sacrament of First Communion 01/29/2009

5. St. John Bosco 01/16/2009

6. Children's Resources for Learning About the Saints 12/15/2008

7. Catechisms for Children and Young Adults 12/02/2008

8. Advent and Christmas Resources for Children 11/26/2008

9. St. Catherine of Alexandria 11/24/2008

10. St. Francis Xavier 11/24/2008

 
Information
Nextag Seller


By using our site you agree to our terms of use.
All content copyright 2016.
Special Features
 

Get >FREE SHIPPING< and learn more about the Faith with our newsletter.

Free shipping coupon included with newsletter.

Aquinas and More



/ (mm/dd)

*



 

close
--->