It's the Baptism of the Lord this weekend, - so let's talk about Baptism and Holy Water - from the Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs and Symbols by Amy Welborn, via the entry on holy water in the context of the church.
The entries are arranged with a simple explanation on the left, with the illustration, and then a more in-depth treatment on the right.
For centuries people learned about the Christian faith through paintings, sculptures, objects, and gestures. Simple images still convey deep messages if we learn how to see and understand them. Award-winning children’s author Amy Welborn has created a friendly and fascinating sourcebook on the signs and symbols of the Catholic faith. The exquisite illustrations throughout will inspire conversation and prayerful reflection for readers of all ages. Each image appears with a brief, child-friendly explanation coupled with a more detailed description on the opposite page.
From the sign of the fish to the Stations of the Cross, from the palm branch to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs and Symbols will enable children and adults to experience faith with curiosity and wonder.