Saint Anthony of Padua lived a remarkable life. Traversing four countries of the medieval world, he preached amidst heretical beliefs and scandals of the age. Privileged, well-educated, he chose Franciscan poverty for himself, living out Gospel values which endeared him to the people, establishing him as a model of virtuous living for his time...and perhaps for all time.
Travel with the author to Europe which still bears Anthony’s footprints. Many photographs document her trail; maps illustrate his journeys. Historical information, including Saint Anthony’s own writing, reveals aspects of his personal life and deep abiding faith.
Contemporary voices of the faithful and intercultural dialogue spark history, to enrich your understanding of one of the world’s most popular religious figures.
The last part features all new, insightful Saint Anthony stories and chronicles the roll-out of the author’s first book during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Doretta Whalen introduces her second book in honor of this beloved saint. Following Saint Anthony’s example of putting faith into action, Whalen donates all receipts from book sales and contributions to her parish, hoping to facilitate a stronger community for liturgical worship, ministry, and outreach. A retired adjunct professor of music,
Dr. Whalen resides in Pittsburgh, Pa. where she teaches voice, serves as a cantor and volunteer at the Parish of Saint Raphael the Archangel, and takes part in home Bible study.
Her pastimes are swimming, earthing, tap dance, flower gardening, and Duolingo Spanish.