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Saint Odelia: Through Darkness & Into the Light - Alder & Alouette

Saint Odelia: Through Darkness & Into the Light

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Saint Odelia: Through Darkness Into the Light

This is a stunning story of Saint Odelia, patron saint of the Alsace region of France.  It is one of the most beautiful legends from the Middle Ages.

Odelia is born blind, left to die by her impatient father and raised by sisters in a nearby convent. She grows to be a strings  thirteen year old and when baptized, miraculously regains her sight.

She finds and confronts her father and a powerful battle of strong wills ensues, not unlike that of many teens and parents today.

This is a wonderful tale and beautiful reminder for the young filled with touching moments and evidence of the transformative power of love.

When you are beginning to be caught in the in-between of no longer completely a child, and not yet completely an adult, with emotions that run high, a tale like this might be just what you need.

The legend of Saint Odelia ends with her establishing the convent still named after her today: Odilienberg.

 

DETAILS

  • Saint Odelia: Through Darkness Into the Light
  • Written by Jakob Streit and illustrated by Martina Meuller. Translated by Nina Kuettel.
  • Ages 8 to 12 years
  • 0.16" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W (0.24 lbs) 66 pages
  • Softcover