The Catholic Home, Episode 19: Children’s Literature: Feeding Their Growing Little Minds (Part 2)

libraryChildren’s Literature: Feeding their growing little minds. Part 2

What pure joy there is for a child’s eyes to be opened to a new world through literature! They can travel to distant lands or bygone eras, and into the lives of heroes. How very true were the words of Fr. Finn, “One of the greatest things in the world is to get the right book into the hands of the right boy or girl. No one can indulge in reading to any extent without being largely influenced for better or worse.”

In a world filled with absolute filth, and those who seek to corrupt children from earliest youth, what a breath of fresh air it is to find a wholesome story which will uplift our little ones and fill them with the holiest of ideals. To present heroes to them, big and small, and particularly everyday role models – boys and girls just like them – who do nothing more but truly live their Faith, as they journey joyfully along this adventure of life.

Such are the stories of the great Catholic author Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J. Stories which are seamlessly interwoven with our beautiful Faith and which have resulted in marked improvement in behavior among their readers; all the while maintaining all the joys and fun of youth. Children dream to live such lives as them, yet lives filled with nothing more than commonplace occurrences within the reach of all!

Grab a jar of Vegemite and join us as we explore the works of Fr. Francis Finn, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others, and build up a reading list to feed their little minds and raise up little saints!

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Episode Notes:

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Bethlehem Books

Books by Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J.

Original Air Date: April 21, 2017
Show Run Time: 54 minutes
Show Guest(s): Alexander
Show Host(s): Theresa
Individual Season 6 Show Price: Not available.

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