My children’s Fatima chapter book!

What does this mean?

I am very excited to report that my children’s Fatima book: Our Lady’s Message to Three Shepherd Children and the World has now been delivered to my home! It is ahead of schedule.

Just a little note about my excitement that this book is here…I will give you a little background…

As you might know, I have written a book on Fatima entitled Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions. I was happy to be asked by the publisher to write this book for the 100th anniversary year of Our Lady of Fatima. I am also very blessed that Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. has written the Foreword. Some fascinating things happened during the writing of this book which I tell about in the Afterword.

This book came out just recently. It’s been ranked as the Number One New Release in Christian Mariology for quite some time. That tells me that people want to learn more about Our Lady of Fatima

It is $15.99 (plus shipping and handling). Order here (below) for within the United States:

 

Order here for $15.99 (plus shipping and handling) below for OUTSIDE the United States:

Backing up a bit, after I finished writing that book (and, trust me, it was a true labor of love and not without its challenges, but SO worth doing), I then felt deeply inspired to tell the story of Our Lady of Fatima to children! It was kind of a late hour. That was for sure because a book for the anniversary year should have been written already. I knew all too well the notorious schedule of publishing and thought that it might be quite impossible to get the idea of the book with a publisher and then to write it, and then also to get it through the publishing process to be out on time for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.

But, though I knew it looked impossible in those terms, I was still convinced that I absolutely had to try. I even felt the Blessed Mother prodding me to work hard to write a book that would tell the story of Fatima to children and their families. So, on February 1st I had a phone meeting with the president of a Catholic publishing company. Within an hour we worked out everything–right over the phone. Time was of the essence and I believed that the Blessed Mother clearly wanted this book and I also believed that She wanted me to get going on it–pronto! I was absolutely convinced.

Within three weeks it was all written! I worked long and hard, determined to get the work done quickly. All along, I kept relics of little Francisco and Jacinta close by or in my pocket. On top of that, I was able to get a wonderful illustrator on board knowing that illustrations are so important to children and young adults. I worked very closely with the fabulous Ann Kissane Engelkhart the illustrator who worked very diligently on such a tight schedule. I believe that God was granting many graces all around! Of course, there was more work too, which involved the whole talented publishing team to put everything together and to as quickly as possible get it off to the printer. And this book did not come about without a bit of “blood, sweat, and tears” if you know what I mean. Often (pretty much always) there will be some good “material” for offerings to Our Lord (sickness, challenge, and more).

But, at just two months and twenty days after I spoke to the very kind and gracious president of the publishing company, these books showed up at my front door! It just happened to be on the feast of my First Hoy Communion and on that day, this amazing news became official! Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta will be canonized by Pope Francis at Fatima on May 13th! By the way, I was able to mention in the book that their causes for canonization had moved forward and that the little shepherds would be canonized, just before my book went to print!

Here is a short excerpt from a news story from yesterday:

.- During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints.

The children will be canonized during Pope Francis’ May 13 Mass in Fatima. The decision for the date was made during a April 20 consistory of cardinals…”

Here it is!

It’s a sturdy and beautiful hard covered thick chapter book (230 pages) with gorgeous illustrations suitable for children 7 to 107! May it bring inspiration to countless souls!

It is $14.95 (plus shipping and handling). Order here (below) for within the United States:

 

Order here (below) for OUTSIDE the United States:

Check it out here at Sophia Institute Press! On Amazon, and on my website.

What will you do to LEARN the message of Fatima, LIVE the message of Fatima, and SPREAD the message of Fatima?

5 thoughts on “My children’s Fatima chapter book!

    • Hello, Betty. The book is $14.95 and the shipping cost depends upon where you want it shipped. Within the U.S. it is $5.00 for shipping and handling. Outside the U.S. is for $15.50 shipping and handling. The book is hard cover sturdy and thick book of 230 pages.

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