For Greater Things: The Story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka


Read by Maria Kasper

(4.6 stars; 27 reviews)

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 (2 hr 29 min)

Chapters

PREFACE 11:15 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER I ON THE ROAD 10:04 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER II THE PURSUIT 9:45 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER III EARLY DAYS 9:24 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER IV OFF TO VIENNA 6:56 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER V SCHOOL DAYS 9:33 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER VI IN THE HOUSE OF KIMBERKER 8:26 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER VII THE TEST OF COURAGE 10:06 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER VIII IN DANGER OF DEATH 10:18 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER IX VOCATION 8:11 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER X THE RUNAWAY 7:34 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER XI AT DILLINGEN 9:37 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER XII THE ROAD TO ROME 8:19 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER XIII THE NOVICESHIP 10:02 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER XIV GOING HOME 9:12 Read by Maria Kasper
CHAPTER XV AFTERMATH 10:29 Read by Maria Kasper

Reviews

John


(5 stars)

A wonderful example of an adolescent who dedicated his life to prayer, and accepting God's will and through him allowed God to transform everyone that he came in contact with. I will certainly be getting my children to listen to his St Stanislaus Kostka's biography: For Greater Things.

Excellent


(5 stars)

I didn't know about this saint, but fell in love with his story, simple but moving. I highly recommend it

Truely worth your time


(5 stars)

Don't delay! This is a wonderful book for boys and others. Too many quotes to mention.