For your children: An old-fashioned "Retreat-in-a-Book" . . . to help them ponder the truths of the Faith and live lives of holiness in accordance with those truths
Based on the traditional St. Ignatius retreat (trusted by Catholics for centuries) and adapted for children, this clear, simple, thoughtful presentation of the Faith is invaluable for parents seeking to form their children in holiness.
My Path to Heaven covers such essentials of the Faith as God's will, angels, Heaven and Hell, the Fall of man, the Holy Trinity, the Incarnation, the Nativity, the Passion, salvation, the sacraments, faith, hope, love, and contrition, and it teaches children the relevance of these truths in their lives and in the decisions they make.
This unique book is:
Practical: it focuses on proper devotion and right action, not feelings
Serious: it acknowledges and speaks to the deep seriousness that attentive parents know lies in the hearts of even the very youngest children
Substantial: it considers central points of the Faith and addresses the issues that face every Christian, even the youngest
Prayerful: by speaking reverently of holy things, it inspires children to develop in devotion to Jesus, Mary, and the saints
Scriptural: chapters include numerous Scripture references
Among the topics:
"A delight for a child." Sign
"With the help of the pictures,answering the questions is a fascinating game, with sound supernatural values." Catholic World
My Path to Heaven is best for children ages 9 to 12, but beginning readers and even nonreaders can also enjoy the rich illustrations.
Read an excerpt.
This Ignatian-retreat-in-a-book is so beautiful. I gave it to my daughter to use as an in-home "silent" retreat. For the three days prior to her First Holy Communion, she did 4 half-hour segments a day with a chapter each time, with other prayers throughout the day, like the Rosary, stations, etc. It made her feel very grown up to do her own retreat, and the silence and gentle introduction to prayer was such a wonderful experience, and preparation for receiving the One she loves a few days later.
This book is rich in meticulous, thought-provoking illustrations coupled with in-depth reflexions to help children grow in understanding and living their Catholic faith. I hope all the children in my parish read it with their parents and godparents!
How to Read This Book
Made for God
The Best Way of Life
The Three Sins
My Own Sins
The Call of a King
The Two Standards
The Agony in the Garden
The Cross of Jesus
Jesus the Consoler
How to Love God
St Patrick’s Summer
Life of Our Lord for Children, A
Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories
Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls
More Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls
Stories of the Child Jesus
Golden Legend of Young Saints