Friends I may be a little late with this recommendation, but this book is good year in and year out. Susan Tassone, an author known for many books on Purgatory has written one for children. I remember learning in Catholic grade school the importance of praying for the dearly departed souls, especially in the month of November.
Susan has written a book that is sure to inspire your children to pray for departed friends and relatives and those who have no one to pray for them. They will aid those who are on their way to heaven but are in need of prayers to finally arrive. The poor souls can no longer pray for themselves, but they can pray for us. The title of the book, New Friends Now and Forever tells it all! The book is available on EWTN catalog, Amazon, and a number of other outlets.
Tomie de Paola is one of my favorite authors/illustrators. Below are some of our favorite Advent and Christmas books by him and a new one or two. You will also find a DVD and books by other authors. Ignatius Press, Magnificat, Our Sunday Visitor, Ave Maria Press, along with Amazon are sites where you will find these books and many more.
Wishing you a blessed Advent season with your family.
|Feast Day, December 6|
My children watched this DVD. The story is timeless and will engage the imagination of youngsters. If you no longer have a DVD player you will find it on Youtube on Encourage TV where it can be streamed.
|Solemn Feast Day, December 8, Patroness of the United States|
|Feast Day, December 12|
|Feast Day, December 9|
|December 16 - 24|
|The Three Kings and Other Stories|