This Christmas, give children the gift of meditation with a book written by one of our very own sisters!
Loyola Press has just released a new edition of Sister Marlene Halpin’s The Ball of Red String. This children’s book by Sister Marlene (1927-2019) leads readers on an imaginative journey to a quiet place where they “meet” Jesus. It is designed to help kids understand that they can talk to God at any time and about anything.
For 17 years, S. Marlene worked in Michigan teaching mediation and contemplation to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Her success and passion led to speaking engagements across the country, and the publication of many books on related topics.
“She did prove her assumption about children being natural contemplatives through her books which flowed from her experiences with the children,” said Amityville Dominican Sister Joy Castiglione, a friend of S. Marlene. “She taught every grade level and was extremely creative and effective. Her many books have not only helped children but also adults. I guess we are all children at heart.”