Ring Around the Rosary
By Msgr. J.D. Fitzgerald, illustrated by John Andrews. Written with Ecclastical Permission in 1957. 95 page book.
Here, for the children everywhere, are the stories know and loved by the children in Msgr. Fitzgerald’s parish in Chicago. The author now shares these stories with all children so they can know, understand, and love the Rosary. There are 15 stories, each indirectly related to one of the Mysteries.
Some are whimsical, such as the one about Bennie Volens, the angel of thoughtfulness, and his tiny helper Boris; or the one about Johnny Jones who grew a disobedient wart on his spiritual nose. Some deal with serious problems, such as why Jesus died for us; the beauty of suffering; and the pain of being laughed at. All are entertaining as well as instructive.
Msgr. Fitzgerald is a well-known and well-loved figure in children’s literature because he writes in the language of children about the things that children love to read.