Vision Catholic Series Books

Publisher's Description: ". . . rich collection of biographies for Catholic youngsters from 9-15. Written by well-known authors in sparkling, lively language, Vision Books are based upon careful research and historical fact." Note that many of the Vision books were also published in a Catholic Youth Book Club edition. The original editions—not book club—can be identified by the Vision Book logos on the front and back end pages—the pages attached to the covers.


Name of Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc.


Ages: 9 and up


Date of Publication: 1955-1967 (Many of the original hardbacks are readily available in used bookstores (including online) for $4.00 or less. Some of these title have been reprinted in paperback by Ignatius Press.)


Title, Author, and Date of Publication:

  1. St. John Bosco and the Children's Saint, Dominic Savio by Catherine Beebe (1955)
  2. St. Therese and the Roses by Helen Walker Homan (1955)
  3. Father Marquette and the Great Rivers by August Derleth (1955)
  4. St. Francis of the Seven Seas by Albert J. Nevins (1955)
  5. Bernadette and the Lady by Hertha Pauli (1956)
  6. St. Isaac and the Indians by Milton Lomask (1956)
  7. Fighting Father Duffy by Jim and Virginia Lee Bishop (1956)
  8. St. Pius X, the Farm Boy Who Became Pope by Walter Diethelm (1956)
  9. St. Ignatius and the Company of Jesus by August Derleth (1956)
  10. John Carroll: Bishop and Patriot by Milton Lomask (1956)
  11. St. Dominic and the Rosary by Catherine Beebe (1956)
  12. The Cross in the West by Mark Boesch (1956)
  13. My Eskimos: A Priest in the Artic by Roger P. Buliard (1956)
  14. Champions in Sports and Spirit by Ed Fitzgerald (1956)
  15. Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi by Helen Walker Homan (1956)
  16. Christmas and the Saints by Hertha Pauli (1956)
  17. Edmund Campion, Hero of God's Underground by Harold C. Gardiner (1957)
  18. Modern Crusaders by John Travers Moore and Rosemarian Staudacher (1957)
  19. Our Lady Came to Fatima by Ruth Fox Hume (1957)
  20. The Bible Story, The Promised Lord and His Coming by Catherine Beebe (1957)
  21. St. Augustine and His Search for Faith by Milton Lomask (1957)
  22. St. Joan, The Girl Soldier by Louis de Wohl (1957)
  23. St. Thomas More of London by Elizabeth M. Ince (1957)
  24. Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity by Alma Power-Waters (1957)
  25. St. Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars by Brendan Larnen and Milton Lomask (1957)
  26. Father Damien and the Bells by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan (1957)
  27. Columbus and the New World by August Derleth (1957)
  28. St. Philip of the Joyous Heart by Francis X. Connolly (1957)
  29. Lydia Longley, the First American Nun by Helen A. McCarthy (1958)
  30. St. Anthony and the Christ Child by Helen Walker Homan (1958)
  31. St. Elizabeth's Three Crowns by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1958)
  32. Katharine Drexel, Friend of the Neglected by Ellen Tarry (1958)
  33. St. Louis and the Last Crusade by Margaret Ann Hubbard (1958)
  34. Kateri Tekakwitha, Mohawk Maid by Evelyn M. Brown (1958)
  35. St. Benedict, Hero of the Hills by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (1958)
  36. The Cure of Ars, The Priest Who Outtalked the Devil by Milton Lomask (1958)
  37. Catholic Campuses, Stories of American Catholic Colleges by RosemarianStaudacher (1958)
  38. St. Helena and the True Cross by Louis de Wohl (1959)
  39. Governor Al Smith by James Farley and James Conniff (1959)
  40. Kit Carson of the Old West by Mark Boesch (1959)
  41. Rose Hawthorne: The Pilgramage of Nathaniel's Daughter by Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan (1959)
  42. The Ursulines, Nuns of Adventure by Harnett T. Kane (1959)
  43. Mother Cabrini, Missionary to the World by Frances Parkinson Keyes (1959)
  44. More Champions in Sports and Spirit by Ed Fitzgerald (1959)
  45. St. Margaret Mary, Apostle of the Sacred Heart by Ruth Fox Hume (1960)
  46. When Saints Were Young by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1960)
  47. Frances Warde and the First Sisters of Mercy by Sr. Marie Christopher (1960)
  48. Vincent de Paul, Saint of Charity by Margaret Ann Hubbard (1960)
  49. Florence Nightingale's Nuns by Emmeline Garnett (1961)
  50. Pope Pius XII, the World's Shepherd by Louis de Wohl (1961)
  51. St. Jerome and the Bible by George Sanderlin (1961)
  52. Saints of the Byzantine World by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1961)
  53. Chaplains in Action by Rosemarian Staudacher (1962)
  54. St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal by Alma Power-Waters (1962)
  55. Mother Barat's Vineyard by Margaret Ann Hubbard (1962)
  56. Charles de Foucauld, Adventurer of the Desert by Emmeline Garnett (1962)
  57. Martin de Porres, Saint of the New World by Ellen Tarry (1963)
  58. Marguerite Bourgeoys, Pioneer Teacher by Sister Mary Genevieve (1963)
  59. Father Kino, Priest to the Pimas by Ann Nolan Clark (1963)
  60. Children Welcome: Villages for Boys and Girls by Rosemarian Staudacher (1963)
  61. St. Gregory the Great, Consul of God by George Sanderlin (1964)
  62. Peter and Paul: The Rock and the Sword by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1964)
  63. Irish Saints by Robert T. Reilly (1964)
  64. Dear Philippine: Mission of Mother Duchesne by Margaret Ann Hubbard (1964)
  65. Peter Claver, Saint Among Slaves by Ann Roos (1965)
  66. John Neumann, The Children's Bishop by Elizabeth Odell Sheehan (1965)
  67. St. Francis de Sales by Blanche Jennings Thompson (1965)
  68. Sarah Peter: The Dream and the Harvest by Alma Power-Waters (1965)
  69. Good Pope John by Elizabeth Odell Sheehan (1966)
  70. In American Vineyards, Religious Orders in the United States by Rosemarian Staudacher (1966)
  71. Brother Andre of Montreal by Ann Nolan Clark (1967)
  72. Edel Quinn: Beneath the Southern Cross by Evelyn Brown (1967)

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