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The Wonder-Worker of Padua

The Wonder-Worker of Padua by Charles Warren Stoddard
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The Wonder-Worker of Padua by Charles Warren Stoddard is a fascinating and insightful look at the life and miracles of Saint Anthony of Padua. The author does a wonderful job of bringing the historical figure to life, painting a vivid picture of his miracles, his impact on the people of Padua, and his overall legacy within the Catholic Church.

Stoddard's writing is engaging and well-researched, providing readers with a detailed account of Saint Anthony's life and the miracles attributed to him. The book is not only informative but also inspiring, as it delves into the faith and devotion of those who believed in Saint Anthony's ability to work wonders.

Overall, The Wonder-Worker of Padua is a captivating read for anyone interested in saints, miracles, or the history of the Catholic Church. Stoddard's storytelling and admiration for Saint Anthony shine through, making this book a must-read for those looking to learn more about this beloved saint.

Book Description:
This is the inspiring story of Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). The son of a wealthy Portuguese family, he was initially ordained a priest of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. In 1221, he took up the habit of a poor Franciscan friar and devoted his life to fervently preaching the Word of God. His extensive knowledge of Sacred Scripture and keen insights into its profound spiritual meaning astonished his hearers. To confirm the efficacy of his words, God gave him the gifts of prophecy and of performing miracles, the most memorable of which he worked in Padua in northern Italy, where he resided for many years. Anthony was declared a Doctor of the Church and is the beloved Patron Saint of the Poor.

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