nuns get to take a holiday! After all the investigations Sister
Philomena’s conducted this summer, she needs one. In this
adventure, Sister Philomena, her niece, Delaney, and nephew, Riley,
are invited to Siena, Italy for the famous Palio horse race and
festival. Their vacation plans abruptly change when they stumble upon
mysterious documents while visiting the childhood home of St.
Catherine of Siena. It’s possible they have found a centuries-old
letter written by Saint Catherine along with a ransom note addressed
to the Pope. Of course they must investigate!
search for answers takes them on a fast trip across Europe to
Avignon, France, and the famous Palace of the Popes. In the course of
their investigation, the children learn about Saint Catherine and the
history of the Church in the 1300s when the papacy was forced to flee
from Rome to Avignon for safety.