the famous Vision Books series of lives of saints for young people,
this is the inspiring dramatic account of the colorful and courageous
life and death of the martyr, St. Edmund Campion, "hero of God's
underground" during the persecutions of the Catholics in England
in the 1500s.
the most celebrated young scholar of his day, was on his way to
becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury until a crisis of conscience
turned him back to his Catholic faith. He fled England, became a
Jesuit priest, and was sent back to be the leader of the underground
ministry to the persecuted Catholics until, after a long and
frustrated search, the government finally captured him and brutally
executed him. His daring and brilliant underground ministry to
Catholics all over England, his zeal for the faith, and his great
courage and joy in the face of martyrdom are all related in this
compelling story for youth.