The Little Oratory, have you read it? I'm about 1/3 of the way through it, though I've already flipped through and skimmed all of it and I'm really enjoying it. My friend Christy told me it was the end all be all of "how to have a Catholic home" books and she was right. Wow.
Auntie Leila and her co-author David Clayton have thought of every little detail and share the information in a pleasant, almost conversational tone. The book is filled with the what, when, where, why, and hows that probably every Catholic parent has asked at least once. How do I get my kids to pray? How do I find time to pray? How do I bridge the gap between Church and home? How do I make our home a true domestic church? How do I bring order to this chaos?
Leila, who has shared so much of her wisdom from being a mom of seven, is sweet, open, and encouraging in The Little Oratory. Her daughter, Deirdre, did many of the illustrations and they are beautiful. The book really is a great addition to every Catholic bookshelf. Not every suggestion they make will click with the dynamics of every family but I really believe there is something for everyone in the book.
Which is why I'm SO EXCITED that Leila is coming to speak at my parish later this month AND is giving away one free copy of her book to one of the A Knotted Life readers! Woo hoo!
Thank you, Leila!
If you're in the greater Peoria, IL area and would like to hear Leila speak you can learn more information by clicking on the image below or going to the Facebook event page.
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