Bless My Grandchild

A Catholic Prayer Book for Grandparents
Author: Julie Cragon

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: March 20, 2020

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Whether your grandchildren live with you, just around the corner, or a thousand miles away, praying for them every day is one of the most important ways you can show your love and concern. And when you are searching for the right words, Bless My Grandchild is the prayer book you need. This follow-up to Julie Cragon’s bestseller, Bless My Child, combines original and traditional prayers and devotions that will help you place the joys and worries you experience as a grandparent in the hands of God.

“Grandparents are the living memory of the family,” Pope Francis noted. “They pass on the faith; they transmitted the faith to us.”

In Bless My Grandchild, bestselling Catholic author Julie Cragon combines thoughtful scripture quotes and wisdom from saints along with prayers appropriate for every milestone and circumstance of a grandchild’s life, from conception through adulthood, including special circumstances and contemporary needs. There are prayers for:

  • the first day of school,
  • adoption,
  • learning to read,
  • courage,
  • sacramental milestones, and
  • illness or death of a friend, family member, or pet.

The book concludes with traditional prayers and novenas that you can teach a grandchild or offer on their family’s behalf, including the novena to St. Jude, “Stations of the Cross for My Grandchild,” the Angelus, and “Consecration of the Family.”

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594719332

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A lovely resource.”

    “This is a lovely resource full of prayers for just about every intention a grandparent could have, plus gentle saints to guide you as you pray.”

    Susie Lloyd
    Author of Yes, God!

  • “An inspiration.”

    “This beautiful, blessed book will truly resonate with all grandparents, serving as an inspiration and guide as they pray for and with their grandchildren.”

    Catherine Wiley
    Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association

  • “Priceless.”

    “This is a priceless resource that will bear fruit now and for eternity.”

    Bob Schuchts
    Author of Be Healed
    Founder of the John Paul II Healing Center

  • “Prayers for every occasion.”

    “This book puts beautiful words to all the longings of a grandparent's heart. There are prayers for every occasion, from the most joyous to the most difficult, and the author brings in the help of powerful patron saints. Like every Catholic grandparent, I need this book.”

    Mike Aquilina
    Author of A History of the Church in 100 Objects

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