I love incorporating our beautiful Catholic Faith in the gifts that I give, including gifts for my husband. One year I gave him a beautiful crucifix for our bedroom and another year I found the Antique Vintage French Crucifix at a local antique store for him. The two-tone St. Benedict Crucifix that is in our "new" (hard to believe it's been nearly four years since we began our remodel/addition!) addition was another gift I purchased for him. Last year on Father's Day I was so excited to give him a copy of The Catechism in Pictures which I had ordered during the Adoremus Books annual Easter sale! I mentioned it last December but wanted to share a few more pictures with you all.
This book is gorgeous!
Originally published in 1909 and reprinted in 2009, The Catechism in Pictures is a large hardcover book, measuring 13 x 10 1/2 inches. It has 125 pages, 69 of which are full-color traditional and inspiring pictures. The page ends are gold gilled and there is even a red ribbon page marker.
It includes 66 chapters covering many topics including: the Creed, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, the Commandments of the Church, Prayer, the Last Things, Sin, Virtue, and the Works of Mercy.
The pictures are packed with symbolism, which is explained on the opposite page along with the Church's teaching on the matter. We love using this book as a resource when teaching our children about the faith, preparing them for First Holy Communion, and, with a whole section on The Virtues, I am sure I will be referencing this book in the future for Little Flowers meetings as well. At least once we begin a new group for Rose in a year or two!