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
- 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.