The Miracle of Saint Nicholas

Item Number: 174

Catalog Code: MSN-H

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1-883937-18-3
9781883937188
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10 1/4"  (26.0 cm) x 8 1/4"  (20.9 cm) x 0"  1997

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A Russian village in the 20th century; Alexi, a boy full of questions; a babushka brimming with memories--and Christmas approaching.  The church has been closed for 60 years.  But once it was "as crowded as a pod full of peas."

 

"Why can't we celebrate Christmas tomorrow in St. Nicholas?" Alexi asks.

The answer is that it would take a miracle . . . 

 

 

 

 


Review Provided By TiberRiver.com - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 4 stars overall. Delightful Children's Book

This lovely children's tale tells the story of a young boy growing up in a small Russian village.  The village church of St. Nicholas has been closed for sixty years, since soldiers came and closed it.  At the time of the closing. all the holy icons, candle sticks, and other items disappeared.  Especially important to the town was a holy icon of the church's patron, St. Nicholas, that was over 500 years old.  
 
The boy- Alexi- inspired by the tale of the church that his grandmother tells him, decides to clean the church in preparation for Christmas.  He hopes that they can celebrate Mass in the church for the first time since it was closed.  On Christmas Eve night he goes to the church and people begin to show up, each bringing a gift.  The candlestick holders that a farmer's father smuggled out of the church in a sack of grain and has hidden for all these years, the altar cloth that someone's mother had taken and hi Full Review...


 
 
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