The Magic Brush The Story of Giotto
Giotto Bondone was born around 1266 in Italy. Young Giotto loved to draw pictures, and his parents fostered his talent by allowing him to study with a famous artist in Florence. Soon, Giotto became a master painter, and he was asked to paint beautiful pictures in many churches. Everyone, including the Pope, loved his paintings. At one point in this story, when he was praised by King Robert of Naples, Giotto said, “The gifts I have were only loaned to me by the good Lord that I might better serve Him and His Church.” Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of the great artist Giotto, who humbly used his talents for the greater glory of God and the Church.
Author Brother Marco Daly, C.S.C.
In the Footsteps of the Saints Level 2
In the Footsteps of the Saints is a series of leveled readers originally published by the Brothers of the Holy Cross and brought back to print by Mary's Books Publishing. These stories bring to life the stories of many saints and models of the faith. It is so important for children (and all of us) to learn about lives rooted in virtue. These beautifully written books touch the hearts of those young and old. In addition to independent reading these stories make for wonderful bedtime or family reading.
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