About this book
Saint Stanislaus Kostka was a 16th century Polish novice in the Society of Jesus. He entered the Society of Jesus in Rome on his 17th birthday and was said to foretell his own death a few days before he died. Stanislaus had to travel from Vienna to Rome, which was a long and dangerous journey. He made the trip alone depending on the charity of others. During his short time as a novice his religious fervor and piety were amazing. The Holy See ratified his beatification in 1605; and he was canonized on 31 December 1726.