We mark our children’s feast days with a special dessert, often a cake. I perhaps don’t cultivate those saintly relationships quite as often as I should, but I’ve personally developed a relationship with those saints, calling on each of them to intercede for my children every night as part of my prayers before falling asleep. I think they’re happy to offer special intercession to children who share their name.
I’ve committed some children’s books mostly to memory. There are some I enjoy time after time. Others, I’d prefer to confine to the back of the bookshelf. I’m a Saint in the Making is the best kind of children’s book — the kind that I not only don’t mind re-reading, but helps not only me but my children better achieve our God-given purpose with every re-telling.
Copyright 2020 Carolyn Astfalk
Images (top to bottom): illustration from I’m a Saint in the Making, by Katie Broussard, used with permission of Paraclete Press; copyright 2020 Carolyn Astfalk, all rights reserved.
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