Sunday, December 21, 2008

'The Story of Christmas' (1944)
Download the children's booklet by Father Daniel A. Lord S.J.

Thanks to a kind soul who donated a PDF file of the classic booklet to, Father Daniel A. Lord's "The Story of Christmas" is available for free download.

Written to be read to very young children, it's worth it for the beautiful full-page illustration of Our Lady alone, but I also love the devotion that shows through in Father Lord's prose. It is deep and occasionally profound, as when he writes of the place where Our Saviour was born, "There was no door in the cave. That was so that everyone who wanted to enter could find the way."

Right-click here or on the image below to download (131.5 MB), or go to the booklet's main page.