The Catholic Family Book of Prayer

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Some years ago, when we only had two kids, I was frustrated at not being able to find a Catholic prayer book for children that was illustrated with fine art. So Dom and I put together a prayer book for our kids using some of my favorite classic art and my favorite basic Catholic prayers. (You’ll note it skews strongly toward Marian prayers.) We put it together on Blurb.com and bought a copy for ourselves and Bella, then two, loved it immediately. Recently a friend reminded me of it, asking if it was possible for her to get a copy for her own son.

So we’re making it available to anyone who wants to buy a copy. You can get it in softcover, and in two different hardcover editions. Note: yes, it is a bit pricy; but the books are good quality. Our hardcover has stood up to four kids and counting. And there’s nothing comparable out there that I’ve been able to find from any Catholic publisher.

You can preview the entire book here at Blurb not just a few sneak peeks.

The prayers included are:

  • The Apostle’s Creed
  • The Our Father (in English and Latin
  • The Hail Mary (in English and Latin)
  • Glory Be (in English and Latin)
  • Hail Holy Queen
  • Memorare
  • Act of Contrition
  • Anima Christi
  • The Angelus
  • The Magnificat
  • Psalm 23
  • The Saint Michael Prayer
  • Alma Redemptoris Mater
  • Divine Praises
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Love
  • Act of Hope

We do get a little tiny bit of money for each copy sold, but probably won’t get enough from sales to even cover the price of the one book we bought from this edition. I’m not selling this to make money, but to share a book that our family has come to love and that I hope will become a treasure for your family as well.

I’m thinking it might make a nice Christmas or Epiphany present or a lovely baptismal present.

 

 

 

2 Responses to The Catholic Family Book of Prayer

  1. Renee Aste December 11, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    “In our parish groups and organizations are terrible about letting people know about meetings and opportunities for service. Half the time they don’t seem to list stuff that is going on in the bulletin. I wonder if there is some kind of bottle neck or reason that communication breaks down. “

    People have their close friends from church, and see no need to reach out.

    I was pulled in as a resource six years ago to help revitalize a women’s group, which boasted back in the 60s it hosted a gathering with JFK that had hundreds in attendance. I couldn’t save the group, no one could. It’s mission was outdated, and the first month I was on the Board that failed to invite me to their meeting. And they wonder why the other two woman never showed up in September. Then they complained I had my little ones with me.

    They were aging out FAST. All the years prior in the 1980s and 1990s it was in the same mode mode of communication as if it was the 60s and assumption that because I was educated, that we were a bit more affluent.

  2. Jennifer December 11, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    This is such a big issue.  There was no community at our last parish.  I wish we could chat in person but I feel your pain, Melanie!

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