Friday 6 March 2020

Anthony of Padua - Jude Winkler - CTS Great Saints

Anthony of Padua 
CTS Great Saints
Jude Winkler 
Catholic Truth Society
ISBN 9781860822452
eISBN 9781784692803
ASIN B07261228X
CTS Booklet B679

Over the last few years I have read over 100 books from the Catholic Truth society. This was the seventh in the Great Saints Series. I have also read many in the CTS Biographies and also Saints of the Isles Series. And have loved most of them. Lately I have been focused more on this series, and a couple of others, almost alternating books in each series, and still have over a dozen in this series I want to read. Back to this specific volume on Saint Anthony of Padua. And this is not the only book about this saint available from the Catholic Truth Society. The description of this book is:

“Anthony of Padua has become one of the most popular saints, well known for the many favours granted through his intercession. His short life as one of the first Franciscans saw him go from his home in Portugal to Italy where his preaching and miracles gained many souls for Christ. This biography blends history and pious legend to open up the life of one of the most attractive saints. Also contains devotions and prayers.”

I have already read a few books about this saint, and yet it was great to read this biography. This volume would serve as a great introduction to the Saint, or to help establish a personal devotion to the saint. There are several prayers at the end of the book. And the sections in this book are:

 Born in Lisbon
 Religious and priest
 A new call
 From Africa to Assisi
 Mission of preaching
 Heresies of his day
 Preaching to the fish
 Violent Opposition
 Reverence for the Holy Eucharist
 Minister of Reconciliation
 Consoling the distraught
 Converting through respect
 Teaching discipline
 Ministry of teaching
 Example of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 Peace and Good
 Against avarice
 Defender of social justice
 Defender against Satan
 St Anthony and the Christ Child
 I see my Lord
 A Saint for all

 Prayer to St Anthony
 Nine Tuesdays Novena
 Litany of St Anthony
 Prayer for the restoration of things that are lost
 Prayer on giving St Anthony’s bread
 Student’s Prayer

The more I read about saints the more I want to read about them. In fact I have three different series from CTS on the go and also read books about saints from several other Catholic Publishers. What I love about this book and this series is the CTS Great Saints books give us a short, sweet, and yet intense overview of the saint’s lives. In under 70 pages in this volume Jude Winkler give us the highlights and more about the life of this man of God. There were a few stories in this volume I had not encountered before. Like the time a young lady insisted she be walked home. And A couple of the examples of his bilocation. 

This was the first book by Jude Winkler that I have read but it will not be the last. This volume was published in 2004, and the eBook edition released in 2017. A quick search finds almost 500 books with ‘Anthony of Padua’ in the title. And I have come across a few that do not have his name in the title. This is a wonderful little volume. It can serve as an introduction to those less familiar with the life and miracles of this saint. And for those who are already familiar there might be a thing or two you pick up. I did. It is another excellent read in a wonderful series from the Catholic Truth Society. I highly recommend it 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan! For other reviews of books from the Catholic Truth Society click here.

Other books about Saint Anthony of Padua:

Saint Anthony of Padua - Sylvia Vecchini and Antonio Vincenti - CTS Saints for Kids
Saint Anthnoy of Padua: Fire and Light - Margaret Charles Kerry - Encounter the Saints
Anthony of Padua - Jude Winkler - CTS Great Saints
St. Anthony of Padua – Alice Curtayne

Books by Fr Jude Winkler, OMF:
Daily Meditations with the Holy Spirit
The Mass For Children
The Way Of The Cross For Children
Padre Pio
Minute Meditations From The Popes
St. Francis Of Paola
Illustrated Children's Bible
My First Prayers
Celebrating Lent
Receiving Holy Communion: How to Make a Good Communion
Mother Teresa
Saints Of The Americas
The Holy Trinity
Celebrating Christmas
Scriptural Rosary For Children
I Cry to You, O Lord!
Our Parish Church
Anthony of Padua

Books in the CTS Great Saints Series:
Antonio Rosmini - J.B. Midgley
Bernard of Clairvaux - J.B. Midgley
Benedict Patron of Europe - J.B. Midgley
Charles Borromeo - J.B. Midgley
Dominic - J.B. Midgley
Elizabeth of the Trinity The Great Carmelite Saint - Jennifer Moorcroft
Francis de Sales - J.B. Midgley
Gemma Galgani Gem of Christ John Paul Kirkham
George: Patron of England - J.B. Midgley
John Baptist de La Salle - J.B. Midgley
John of the Cross - Jennifer Moorcroft
John Vianney - J.B. Midgley
Louis Marie de Montfort His Life, Message and Teaching - Paul Allerton SMM
Martin de Porres - Glynn MacNiven-Johnston
Patrick Missionary to the Irish - Thomas O’Loughlin 

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