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Clare’s Costly Cookie

Grace to you, and peace in our Lord Jesus Christ! Welcome to the home of Nativity Press, a brand new Roman Catholic publisher of children’s literature that joyfully invites children and young people to place Jesus Christ at the centre of their lives and follow Him faithfully – with joy, courage, and love.

Nativity Press is delighted to announce the publication of its first book, Clare’s Costly Cookie: A Young Heart Discovers the Way of Love.

In Clare’s Costly Cookie, nine-year-old Clare, a thunderbolt in pigtails, joyfully invites children to experience her transformation from a strong-willed, self-absorbed child to a faithful follower of Jesus. With grace and courage she offers to Him the most meaningful gift she possibly can: her self-will.

Clare, in her inimitable way, models for children that following Jesus Christ and striving for true holiness are worth any cost. With spirit and spunk she demonstrates for young readers that living the holy Catholic faith is not only exciting, but better than gooey, warm chocolate chip cookies!

“What Julie is contributing with her book is the fostering of a personal and prayerful relationship between the child and God with the character of simplicity and spontaneity. This little book, manifesting a succession of childlike dialogues with God in total simplicity and trust, will help the children of our time to take the habit to pray throughout the day…”

Father Antoine Thomas, csj

Founder, Children of Hope

via Home | Nativity Press.

This newly published book by Julie Kelly (homeschooling mother of 6) would make great Lenten Reading! Go to to read a sample chapter or to order.

Clare’s Costly Cookie is also available through Seton Home Study School, Catholic Heritage Curricula, Holy Heroes and at Catholic Free shipping

Budding authors might like to read how Julie published her book Click here or right click and choose to “save as”.

On March 20, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph

On March 20, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, the earthly father of
Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We recall that Mary’s mother, St. Anne, was already elderly when Mary was
born. While Mary was still a young child, her parents took her to live in
the holy Temple of Jerusalem. When Mary came of age to be married, it is
thought that the priests in the Temple made the marriage arrangements for
her. We can be certain that the Temple priests knew how special and holy
was Mary, and that they would have chosen a man known for holiness,
courage, and industry who could provide a good home…