This book tells the charming story of Giuseppe Sarto, "the farm boy who became Pope."-- 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. Recommended for 5th grade students.
Author: Walter Diethelm, OSB
Binding: Paper Back