Gifts were piled high for 5-year-old Imelda's birthday. Imelda was delighted, but still she asked, "I was wondering if I could have just one more present." "Greedy girl!" laughed her father. Unfortunately, her parents could not give her this one present--Our Lord in Holy Communion. But Imelda decided to ask Our Lord Himself. What would He reply? This book gives the answer and tells how little Imelda came to be the Patroness of First Communicants.
About the Author
Mary Fabyan Windeatt lived from 1910-1979 and grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Mount Saint Vincent College awarded her a Licentiate of Music degree when she was just seventeen, and she began writing Catholic works when she was about twenty-four. Later she sent one of her stories to a Catholic magazine, and after it was accepted, she continued to write. In total she composed at least twenty-one children 's books, as well as periodical children 's pages written for The Torch, a monthly Dominican magazine.
Mary Windeatt is most renowned for her many novels of the saints, which she wrote specifically for children, including lives on the Children of Fatima, Cure of Ars, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Rose of Lima and many others. After living with her mother in St. Meinrad, Indiana, she died on the twentieth of November, 1979.
Item No: 1140 (Grouped)
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Publication Date: 2009
Five Stars Review by Diane
good for first communion! (Posted on 2/27/2015)
Wonderful book! This book details a little child's devotion ... Review by Erin Mayo Witter
Wonderful book! This book details a little child's devotion to The Eucharist in such detail and with so much beauty that any adult or child will be inspired to grow closer to Christ in the Eucharist. A must have for First Communicants, and converts. Great Gift! (Posted on 9/9/2014)
A must have for little kids Review by Bryant
Great book (Posted on 8/1/2014)
Five Stars Review by dkbi
Excellent! (Posted on 8/1/2014)
Fabulous book! Review by Janelle M. Stewart
Yet again a wonderful book by Windeatt. Book in excellent condition and fast shipping too. My daughter is reading this in preparation for her own First Communion! (Posted on 4/10/2014)
Great book to read with your first communicant Review by 5andcounting
This book is probably a 3rd/4th grade reading level. Even though he could have read it himself, I read it to my son the year he was making his first communion. It was a wonderful way to solidify and enhance all that he had been learning about the eucharist. And it gave us one-on-one time. It also brought up questions he had and allowed me to teach him more, which I think has enriched his faith. I don't think he'll ever forget that the eucharist is the real body and blood of Jesus and this book helps to solidify that. (Posted on 1/31/2013)
Patron Saint of First Communicants by Mary Fabyan Windeatt Review by Barbara Ristine
In Patron Saint of First Communicants: The Story of Blessed Imelda Lamabertini, Mary Fabyan Windeatt makes young Imelda come alive for any reader age 8 to 80. Whatever your age, be inspired by the holiness and simplicity of this young girl who gives her life for Jesus. Grow in your love and appreciation for the Holy Eucharist as you experience Imelda's yearning. Read and see how Imelda's great desire to receive Jesus in Holy Communion is finally fulfilled in an unexpected and miraculous way! The ending is sure to bring tears to your eyes. (Posted on 12/24/2000)