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Bambinelli Sunday A Christmas Blessing

Bambinelli Sunday A Christmas Blessing

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Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy's loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. They will bring that figure to Rome in two weeks to have it blessed by the Holy Father on Bambinelli Sunday. Through the events that occur in the time leading up to receiving the blessing in St. Peter's Square, Alessandro comes to see his world in a new way, and receives the best surprise of all in the end.

This book for children ages 7-10 tells a wonderful story about sharing, comfort, generosity, and forgiveness through the lens of a long-standing Italian tradition. The beautiful illustrations and timeless story make this a treasure Advent and Christmas resource for generations to come.

Christmas at the Nativity

Christmas at the Nativity

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Written with his beloved down to earth style, Pope Francis tells the story of Christmas through the lens of the different characters of the Nativity scene. This book, in English for the first time, is destined to be a perennial Christmas classic.

"The nativity scene is like a living Gospel rising up from the pages of sacred Scripture. As we contemplate the Christmas story, we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realize that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him." Pope Francis


On the 800th anniversary of St. Francis's original nativity, Pope Francis gives to the world this stirring call to come to the manger and encounter Christ anew.

Christmas Light

Christmas Light

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Cold, cranky, and restless one winter's night, the young daughter of a Bethlehem innkeeper is bothered to wakefulness by the crowded, comfortless condition of her family's sleeping loft. Recalling the young couple staying in the stable out back, she arises to bring them some fire for warmth. There she approaches the newborn Babe asleep in the manger and has an encounter that changes her mood and alters her life forever.

Claudia Cangilla McAdam's marvelous retelling of the Christmas story demonstrates to children how an encounter with Christ can change their lives ... eternally.

Christmas Pageant That Almost Wasn't: A Brother Francis Storybook

Christmas Pageant That Almost Wasn't: A Brother Francis Storybook

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A Christmas Story from Brother Francis

Brother Francis and his friends are set to put together the Christmas pageant that everyone looks forward to. Everything is working smoothly until rivalry for one of the most important roles nearly topples the production. A humorous tale with lessons on humility, getting along, and the real meaning of Christmas!

Christmas Star

Christmas Star

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Very young children are introduced to the beautiful story that changed the world, the birth of the Savior at Christmas.

With glorious illustrations by the acclaimed children's book artist Maite Roche, the little ones see and learn about the Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem, the sheep and donkeys, the angels and the shepherds, and the Baby Jesus and his Mother Mary, born in the humble stable in Bethlehem.

Coloring Book Story of St. Nicholas

Coloring Book Story of St. Nicholas

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This is another beautiful colouring book in the Brother Francis series. It helps children know and understand St Nicholas of Myra and the meaning of Christmas gifts.
Drawn into Christmas - A Coloring Book Devotional Inspire Your Heart and Creative Spirit

Drawn into Christmas - A Coloring Book Devotional Inspire Your Heart and Creative Spirit

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Combining thoughtful devotions with original, hand-drawn art, Bogart's Drawn Into Christmas is a perfect choice for anyone wanting to find a moment to relax and reflect during the busy holiday season. The unique combination devotional and adult coloring book blends thought-provoking writings with beautiful drawings to customize with your own style and color. Using Scripture, hymns, carols, beloved traditions, and personal stories, these devotions draw you closer to God as you are drawn more fully into Christmas.
Drinking With Saint Nick

Drinking With Saint Nick

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Raise your spirits and toast Saint Nick!

Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A "wet" Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails and a lively history of Saint Nicholas and other saints! Michael Foley, author of Drinking with the Saints, presents holiday drink recipes; beer, wine, and cider recommendations; and witty instruction on how to honor the saints in this exquisite gift book that will make your Christmas more spirited than ever before.

"With lively stories and delicious drink recipes, this book takes us on a rollicking journey through the lives of the saints. What a fun and fabulous way to engage with your faith during the holidays." -- Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream and host of the Jennifer Fulwiler Show on the Catholic Channel

First Christmas

First Christmas

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In The First Christmas, children will encounter the timeless story of Jesus' birth. They will learn of the angel Gabriel, young Mary and her husband Joseph, Mary's cousin Elizabeth, kind innkeepers, dazzled shepherds, faithful Magi, evil kings and an old holy man named Simeon. The adventure of history's holiest night awaits!

Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories

Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories

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Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories contains two stories: Breakfast in Bethlehem and Flowers from the Shepherd Boy.

In 
Breakfast in Bethlehem, you will journey with an angel to the nativity scene and witness the events of Christmas unfold, including breakfast prepared by the innkeeper. In a story packed with meaning, the boy's grandpa will help him understand the meaning of his dream.

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Flowers from the Shepherd Boy, a young boy is caring for his sheep in the fields when he meets the Holy Family and spends time with them before they pass through his fields. It is an unforgettable, life-changing experience for the boy, that he will remember many years later.

This Christmas, 
Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories will bring new meaning to your celebration of Christmas and Epiphany as you imagine the birth of Jesus and the Holy Family's journey to Egypt.

Grumpy Old Ox

Grumpy Old Ox

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This new children's Christmas book by bestselling author Anthony DeStefano tells the story of a mean-spirited, prideful old ox who has lost his sight -- both physically and spiritually -- but who nevertheless experiences the transformative power of God's grace after he is present at the birth of Jesus Christ in a humble stable in Bethlehem.

Illustrated by New York Times best-selling artist Richard Cowdrey, this new holiday book teaches children the true meaning of Christmas while explaining the central message of Christianity: that faith in Jesus leads us to resurrection and new life.

Moreover, it shows the profound connection between spiritual pride and blindness. Like the main character in Dickens's A Christmas Carol, this Scrooge of an ox is a slave to his own anger and crippled by his own coldness. He seems destined to live out his days frustrated, unhappy and alone--until he makes a life-altering decisio

Guess Who's in the Manger? A Christmas Story

Guess Who's in the Manger? A Christmas Story

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Told from the perspective of a barn owl, Guess Who's in the Manger is a beautiful Christmas story sure to delight children four to seven years old--and their parents as well. Guess Who's in the Manger is perfect for reading aloud (what child doesn't enjoy the gentle "hoo" of an owl, reflected here in the sound of "who's in the manger?"). Written by Vicki Howie, author of Once Upon a Silent Night, this Christmas story is sure to delight.

Light for the World-A Catholic Kids Guide to Advent and Christmas

Light for the World-A Catholic Kids Guide to Advent and Christmas

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This Advent, help your entire family prepare for the birth of Jesus with Light for the World: A Catholic Kid's Guide for Advent and Christmas. Written and illustrated for your entire family, this softcover book explains Catholic traditions and feast days that we celebrate throughout the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Light for the World is just what your family needs to truly know and appreciate the "Reason for the Season".

Pages: 54

Light of Christmas Morning

Light of Christmas Morning

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The best and most important gift we receive at Christmas is the infant Jesus, the true light of the world who refreshes hearts, revives souls, and restores hope.

The Light of Christmas Morning shares a heartwarming family tradition that honors the divine gift of the Savior -- before the other gifts around the Christmas tree are opened. Filled with beautiful original artwork, this book celebrates family faith and holiday traditions while always keeping Christ Jesus at the center and capturing the tenderness and warmth of the home we long for at Christmas.

Sure to become a family favorite, this story will touch hearts, minds, and souls with the authentic embrace of Christmas.

Miracle of Saint Nicholas

Miracle of Saint Nicholas

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It was the day before Christmas in a small Russian village. Alexi's babushka was telling him what Christmas was like when she was a girl before the soldiers came. "Our church was as crowded as a pod full of peas. Candles made the church as bright as the sunniest day. Watching over us was the blessed icon of St. Nicholas." Alexi had many questions, including, "Why can't we celebrate Christmas tomorrow in St. Nicholas?" Babushka sadly replied that it would take a miracle after sixty years. Well, Alexi had heard enough. If there truly was such a thing as a miracle, why couldn't it happen here? And so unfolds a story that poignantly reveals how, though quiet and hidden, faith and hope cannot be suppressed by soldiers or by time. All ages."
My Golden Christmas Board Book

My Golden Christmas Board Book

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My Golden Christmas Book by popular Catholic Book Publishing author Rev. Thomas J. Donaghy introduces young children to the Christmas story, helps them prepare for the birth of Jesus, and describes Christmas celebrations around the world. Bound in padded hardcover and decorated with gilt-edged pages, this book contains beautiful full-color illustrations that will delight children as it teaches them the true meaning of Christmas.

Nativity

Nativity

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This hardcover children’s book stitches together the stories about the birth of Jesus in an engaging way. From the Annunciation and Visitation all the way to the stable in Bethlehem and beyond, this book will create a space for children to encounter Jesus.

With engaging storytelling and colorful illustrations on every page, this book is sure to captivate young Catholics. 

It is written for little Catholics, but even adults will grow closer to Jesus and appreciate the Nativity story all the more through this read-aloud book! With Bible verses cited for each part of the story, adults can read the story and learn more in their own Great Adventure Catholic Bible.

This book is geared toward ages 3–7, and pairs well with A Very Noisy Stable, which is perfect for slightly younger children ages 3–5.

Oliver The Ornament Christmas Memories

Oliver The Ornament Christmas Memories

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Every Ornament Tells a Story™, now here's a place for you to tell yours. A keepsake log book for you and your family to record the special stories behind your own ornaments. Great gift idea.

Saint Nicholas God's Gift-Giver

Saint Nicholas God's Gift-Giver

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This vibrantly illustrated Shounen-Manga style graphic novel tells the true story of “jolly old” Saint Nick!

Nicholas isn’t your average bishop: sneaking out at night to help the poor, rescuing sailors from shipwrecks, standing up for his people against corrupt officials... not to mention serving jail time for his faith. Turns out, when you give your life over to Jesus, you never know what’s going to happen next. (for children ages 9 to 12)

Shepherd at the Crib and the Cross

Shepherd at the Crib and the Cross

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In every heart there is a longing to love and to be loved. In The Shepherd at the Crib and the Cross, meet Nissim—a shepherd boy whose name means “miracle” or “wonder.” Nissim’s hope for a Messiah is fulfilled when he encounters the love of the Christ-child at Bethlehem. When Nissim meets that Messiah once again at Calvary, will he be able to offer his gift of love in return?

Story of Christmas; Sticker Book

Story of Christmas; Sticker Book

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"The Story of Christmas Sticker Book" from Aquinas Kids features reuseable full-color stickers that can be peeled and placed by the corresponding event from the biblical Christmas story. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Adams, these fun activity sticker books will keep kids busy for hours!

The Mass and The Manger

The Mass and The Manger

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Three Kings Ten Mysteries

Three Kings Ten Mysteries

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Were the Three Kings, or Magi, who the Bible says traveled to Bethlehem in search of the Christ Child real, historical figures or simply the stuff of legend?

For generations, the Magi have inspired art and music. Epiphany, the important Christian feast twelve days after Christmas, is a national holiday in many countries throughout the world. What lies at the heart of this celebration and is it still relevant today?

Turning to discoveries made by historians, scientists, and theologians, Polish author Grzegorz Górny answers these questions. With gorgeous four-color photographs on every page, he traces the mysteries of the Magi from the Gospel of Matthew to modern-day astronomy to revived Epiphany celebrations on the streets of secularized European capitals.

True Saint Nicholas

True Saint Nicholas

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Former secretary of education and New York Times bestselling author William Bennett blends his historical expertise with his gift for storytelling into a heartwarming book about the man who ultimately became known as Santa Claus.

Beloved writer and speaker William Bennett brings the legendary Saint Nicholas to life in this fascinating and faith-affirming book that will change the way you think about Santa Claus and the meaning of Christmas. Bennett reflects on Saint Nicholas's storied life, which has spanned seventeen centuries across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and reveals an inspiring tale of devotion to God and an example of eternal goodness.

The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas focuses on three aspects of Saint Nicholas--historical facts from his life, his legacy in the centuries following his death, and the legendary status that transformed his likeness into the present-day jolly, toy-bearing Santa Claus. The book vividly captures the heart and life of someone who lived long ago--and yet whose life remains an inspiration for everyone to aspire to a higher order of generosity, giving, and devotion to others.

An instant classic by one of America's most respected thinkers, The True Saint Nicholas is a memorable keepsake to be shared with family and friends every year to evoke the true spirit of Christmas.

Vatican Christmas Cookbook, The

Vatican Christmas Cookbook, The

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The Vatican Christmas Cookbook, eagerly-awaited sequel to the acclaimed #1 bestseller, The Vatican Cookbook, has been released just in time for what is sure to be a most memorable holiday season.

“Swiss Guard Chef” David Geisser offers more than 70 new recipes, some from his days in the Guard, many new versions of Christmas classics, and more fresh innovations from this award-winning leader of the new wave of European chefs.

Thomas Kelly provides the rich history and lore of Christmas at the Vatican and around the world, with inspiring stories of the popes at Christmas, the Three Wise Men, and the First Christmas, all surrounded by magnificent art and photography.

This book earns a place in the kitchen as a handy reference for an assortment of mouthwatering holiday recipes, and on display on the coffee table for all to enjoy.

For those who love Christmas, cooking, fine art, and the storied history of the Vatican and the Swiss Guard, this is a perfect gift.

Very Noisy Stable

Very Noisy Stable

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The story of the birth of Jesus is retold for the very young in this beautifully illustrated book that will be treasured for years to come. Youngsters will delight in the story of some very noisy animals spending an evening in an ordinary stable with a very extraordinary baby whose name was Jesus. Children will love the repetitive nature of the noises made by the animals on that first Christmas night in Bethlehem. This story is a memorable way for little ones to first encounter the story of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. 

This beloved children’s story is now new and improved with a special activity for young readers encouraging them to consider how their love for the many animals present at Jesus’ birth can help them better understand what Catholics celebrate on Christmas.

Wise Men Who Found Christmas

Wise Men Who Found Christmas

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Finally, the True, Untold Story of the Wise Men!

They were not three kings. Nor were they from the Far East, or even Persian.

In this thrilling, visual adventure capturing the wonder of the Christmas season, New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo shares the true, hidden story of the mysterious Magi, who risked everything to discover the truth. Based on new historical evidence, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas is the miraculous, untold tale of three seekers who followed a star and found themselves in the middle of the greatest story ever told. Stunningly illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, this enchanting family keepsake is sure to become part of your Christmas tradition - and a reminder that chasing truth is often the greatest adventure of all.