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Mother Mary Loyola: The King of the Golden City

July 29, 2014 by  
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The King of the Golden City (Week 1 of 5)

A bit about this book, from the description at Catholic Heritage Curricula:

The King of the Golden City is a fascinating tale which breathes into the heart of the child a deep understanding of Holy Communion while fostering a profound love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Originally published in 1921, this classic tale has long been a favorite of young and old. This quality gift edition features 8 full-color paintings which bring the story to life for young readers. A perfect book for preparing and celebrating a child's First Holy Communion!

This book was originally written for a young child who asked Mother Loyola what she must do to prepare for her First Holy Communion. The child asked for a story with hidden messages. 120 pgs. 6″x9″ Softcover. 8 full color paintings.

There's also a Study Guide version that does not include the paintings (unfortunately, this is the copy I ordered without realizing I really wanted the one with the paintings!).

Reading Schedule:

  • For 8/5 – Chapters 1-4
  • For 8/12 – Chapters 5-9
  • For 8/19 – Chapters 10-14
  • For 8/26 – Chapters 15-19

We'll begin The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila on 9/2.

Discussion Questions:

1. Have you read this book or this author before?

2. Any comments you'd like to make before we begin?

Reading Assignment:

Chapters 1-4

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About Sarah Reinhard

Sarah Reinhard continues to delight ”and be challenged by” her vocations of Catholic wife and mother. She's online at and is the author of a number of books for families.

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