For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka

William T. KANE (1880 - 1946)

Saint Stanislaus Kostka was a 16th century Polish novice in the Society of Jesus. Polish nobleman John Kostka was not pleased with the spiritual inclinations of his second son. He did all he could to discourage Stanislaus’s desire for Christian service. Paul, a brother two years older than Stanslaus, bullied him and tried to lure him into more worldly pursuits. Stanislaus was determined to join the Society of Jesus. To demonstrate his determination, Stanislaus walked the long and dangerous 350 miles from Vienna to Rome. He made the trip alone depending on the charity of others and there was accepted into the Society of Jesus as a novice on his 17th birthday. During his short time as a novice his religious fervor and piety were amazing. He was beatification in 1605; and he canonized on 31 December 1726. - Summary by Wikipedia and Phil Chenevert

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

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Play 00 PREFACE Maria Kasper
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Play 01 CHAPTER I ON THE ROAD Maria Kasper
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Play 02 CHAPTER II THE PURSUIT Maria Kasper
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Play 03 CHAPTER III EARLY DAYS Maria Kasper
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Play 04 CHAPTER IV OFF TO VIENNA Maria Kasper
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Play 05 CHAPTER V SCHOOL DAYS Maria Kasper
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Play 06 CHAPTER VI IN THE HOUSE OF KIMBERKER Maria Kasper
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Play 07 CHAPTER VII THE TEST OF COURAGE Maria Kasper
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Play 08 CHAPTER VIII IN DANGER OF DEATH Maria Kasper
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Play 09 CHAPTER IX VOCATION Maria Kasper
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Play 10 CHAPTER X THE RUNAWAY Maria Kasper
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Play 11 CHAPTER XI AT DILLINGEN Maria Kasper
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Play 12 CHAPTER XII THE ROAD TO ROME Maria Kasper
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Play 13 CHAPTER XIII THE NOVICESHIP Maria Kasper
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Play 14 CHAPTER XIV GOING HOME Maria Kasper
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Play 15 CHAPTER XV AFTERMATH Maria Kasper
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