Title: VISION BOOKS: EDMUND CAMPION: HERO OF GOD'S UNDERGROUND
he Vision Books for youth nine to fifteen years old are one of the most popular and well-written series of saints' lives ever produced for young people. Harold C. Gardner S.J. writes an inspiring dramatic account of the colorful and courageous life and death of the martyr, St. Edmund Campion, "hero of God's underground" during the persecutions of the Catholic Church in England in the 1500's. Campion, the most celebrated young scholar of his day, was on his way to becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury until a crisis of conscience turned him back to his Catholic faith. He fled England, became a Jesuit priest, and was sent back to be the leader of the underground ministry to the persecuted Catholics until after a long and frustrated search, the government finally captured him and brutally executed him. His daring and brilliant underground ministry to Catholics all over England, his zeal for the faith, and his great courage and joy in the face of martyrdom are all related in this compelling story for youth. Illustrated. 180 pages.
Media ID: 32322
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult