Our Blessed Mother
This story of Mary, Our Blessed Mother, is ideal for children ages 7 to 9. Drawn from the Bible and traditional stories, its colorful pages, which include anecdotes about Mary's early life, her role as Jesus' mother, her assumption into heaven, and her miraculous appearances on earth, will delight young readers. Children will grow to appreciate more about Mary as a person and as the mother of Christ and the Church. Written specifically for the intermediate age group, children in grades 2 through 4 will find these important stories for their faith formation engaging and accessible.
Our Blessed Mother portrays Mary in her youth and later as a mother, an effective way to both help children contextualize Mary's story and connect their own everyday life and family situations to Our Lady's. This greater understanding will help in forming a foundation for a devotion to Mary that can last a lifetime. The book also uses pivotal scenes from the Bible to show the influence Mary had in her son's life and ministry. This will help children in their love and appreciation of scripture.
The book acts as an approachable biography of one of the most important figures in Catholicism, allowing children to learn in a fun and engaging way all about Mary's life and apparitions. Beautiful illustrations by artist and singer Sr. Julia Mary Darrenkamp, FSP enhance each story and bring Mary's narrative to life.