King of the Shattered Glass

The King's embrace King of the Shattered Glass is a beautifully illustrated parable of mercy. This tale of God’s Mercy and Forgiveness is a perfect tool for teaching the sacrament of Reconciliation. For young families, catechists or elementary school teachers it is a tool to share the transforming power of God’s healing love. bread thief

We follow Marguerite through the stages of the heart that eventually leads to true contrition based on love. The presentation of these concepts is done in a period setting, using the medieval background of glass blowers, and life in a medieval castle.

Great preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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marguerite and broken glass In the arms of the king In 12th -13th century Europe, glass was precious and rare. Olivero the Merchant captivates the King’s interest in the exquisite beauty of glass, eventually finding a glass maker for the kingdom. Scullery maid Marguerite, a 7-year-old orphan, breaks the King’s glass three times – through temper, the pride of a dare, and selfishness. In simple obedience and honesty, Marguerite brings the broken pieces to the King in accordance with his law. The rest of the kitchen staff buries the King’s glass when they break it. Marguerite learns about mercy from the King who comes to cherish her. Ultimately, the King has all Marguerite’s broken shards of glass made into a stained-glass window depicting him placing a crown on Marguerite; she becomes his adopted heir.

The characters in this book include courageously honest Marguerite, the soft-hearted bully of the kitchen, Master Chef Louis, the marvelous merchant Olivero, Giovanni the rascal, son of the Glass Master, and finally the King, a paternal Christ figure of wisdom, compassion and forgiveness.




Will You Come to Mass?


Cover of book Will you come to mass Will You Come to Mass? inspires young children to love and console Jesus by coming to holy mass. Based on the Invitation to the Great Banquet (Lk 14:15-24), church bells like angel voices invite each character, but the sloth is too sleepy, and the monkeys have a game to play. The little lamb says, “Just lead me!”  When the church door opens, can you find the little lamb?   Ages 4-6, Family