Our Lady’s Picture Book
After the smashing success of Our Lady’s Wardrobe, Anthony DeStefano and Sophia Institute Press follow up with Our Lady’s Picture Book, another simply gorgeous picture book. Like its predecessor, Our Lady’s Picture Book focuses on explaining several titles of Our Lady in a simple, straightforward manner that little children can understand and remember.
Our Lady of…
In this new book, your children will learn about Mary in her titles as Our Lady of the Assumption, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Sorrows, and more! Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a favorite title of mine, and I love the original painting in this book.
You can check out all the artwork in this video of Anthony DeStefano’s reading Our Lady’s Picture Book!
Our Lady of the Rosary & Lepanto
I particularly loved that this book includes a simple retelling of the Battle of Lepanto. Pope Pius V called on all Catholics in Europe to pray the rosary for a Christian victory, which seemed nearly impossible. Against all odds, the Christians defeated the Turks in this historic naval battle. Pope Pius V gave all the credit to Our Lady and she has since been known as Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. Maybe Our Lady’s Picture Book will inspire you to hunt up a copy of G. K. Chesterton’s magnificent poem Lepanto (afflink) and read it to your family to learn more about this great Marian victory.
A Beautiful Book for the Family Library
The luminous paintings in Our Lady’s Picture Book are so fitting for a book that will surely kindle a fire of Marian devotion in the hearts of many little children. Both Our Lady’s Picture Book and Our Lady’s Wardrobe would make wonderful gifts for Godchildren, Easter basket additions, or choices for a family library!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of “Our Lady’s Picture Book” from Sophia Institute Press in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.