Their Hearts are His Garden
Stories for Children. By Sister Mary Marguerite, C.S.J.
Impr 1940. 100 pg, perfect bound.
Any religious program, to succeed, must bring forth in the lives of the participants, religious living. It is the problem and the privilege of the religious teacher, whether at home or in the classroom, to foster and sustain in the child habits of thinking and acting as a child of God.
Picture Jesus seated on the hillside where He has just proclaimed the Beatitudes. Mothers press close to Him with children for healing. After His work of mercy is completed, the other children break away from their mothers, to crowd about Him. One climbs into His lap and rests a small head contentedly on His shoulder. Another holds fast to His hand; a third links himself to His other arm. Still others stand at His knees or press against His shoulders. They leave with Him in their hearts and souls. Their lives are different for having known Him. All those they meet they bless with His own blessing. They live for Him. These stories will leave the child with thoughts of living good Catholic Life. First section covers the basics for any child under 7 and then advances from there.