Description: Caryl Houselander is best known for the intensity of her vision of the suffering Christ and His immeasurable love for us, a theme that she frequently spoke of with breathtaking luminosity in her many books about Him. Few know, however, of the many remarkable stories she wrote for Catholic children – delightful tales that are simple but not shallow. Indeed, like her books for adults, they manifest a tender love of Christ and His little ones not commonly found among us these days. Here are twelve of Houselander’s best tales, charmingly illustrated by Renee George’s lively drawings of pirates and princesses, castles and kings. Through the tale of Jack and Jim, even young children will grasp the meaning of Christ’s suffering; in Racia the Gypsy, they’ll discover the charity which is a the heart of the Eucharist; in the Cure’s Guest, they’ll see how Christ makes up for the sins of others.
Catholic Tales Inside:
Benji, the Shephard who gives his cloak to a child and winds up face-to-face with Jesus
Anthony, who sets out to be a priest but ends up on a pirate ship where miracles happen
Vaslav, a child in a Soviet labor camp, who carries the Host and converts a guard
Racla, the little gypsy who dances for old Fr Filipesco and discovers the meaning of love
Marie Angele, who learns from a simple old cure how Jesus makes up for our failings
Joseph, who makes sacrifices for his godfather that draw the old man back into the Church