Painted Saints is a delightfully charming tale of a young orphan boy, Marcel, who is taken in by the kindly older priest, Father Serrano. In addition to teaching Marcel how to be a young Catholic gentleman, Fr. Serrano has a special skill, which he shares with Marcel: He makes small clay statues of the saints, which he paints with delicate care afterwards.
The story takes you through the formative years of Marcel‚Äôs life, all set against the backdrop of the bustling city of Marseilles. This charming tale makes life in that city come alive, painting clear pictures of the people, places, and sites of a time gone by, all the while encouraging virtue, duty, and a healthy desire for adventure in the hearts of the young!
164 pp. Softcover, Contains Illustrations