A Story of Saint Francis of Assisi
Footsteps of the Saints Series
As a child, the mother of Francis told him stories about the Infant Jesus and His Mother. He learned to love the poverty of Jesus and wanted to be poor like Jesus. As he grew older he made a promise to never refuse to help the poor. He gave a beggar his fine clothes and wore those of the beggar. He returned to his father all that belonged to him, including the rich clothes he wore. He lived a life of poverty and penance, owning nothing and serving God in holy joy. Has Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat
Level 1 books in the Footsteps of the Saints series are about 32 pages each and are written at about a second grade reading level. The print size is large to make it easier to read for young readers, and there are many wonderful illustrations to give a visual for your younger children who are listening. Individual
Author: Brother Ernest C.S.C.
Reprint from early 1900's