Mother Mary Loyola had used the simple allegory of a little maid and the gracious King who deigned to visit her as a catechetical tool for many years…a brief sketch of this story appears in The Children’s Charter, her book of advice for parents and teachers published in 1911. But it wasn’t until 1919, when she sent a version of the story to P.J. Kennedy, an American publisher who took a keen interest in her work, that she began expanding what was originally a simple vignette into a full book-length story. It then took two years before this book was finished and brought out to great acclaim.
Though Mother Loyola knew that children would love this wonderful story, she could not have foreseen that it would be this, her only allegory and one of her last published works, that would rekindle an interest in her work many years later.
This special Centenary Edition of everyone’s favorite book is truly a treasure!
Boy or girl, old or young, this story holds potent truths that call every one of us to greater holiness. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Discover the book that distilled decades of Mother Mary Loyola’s catechetical teaching into a truly delightful story, and then decades later, helped us to discover the rest again.
St. Augustine Academy Press
8.25″ x 10.5″ hardcover with dust jacket 120 pages
Building Something Beautiful For God –
To Last A Thousand Years
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey is a Benedictine community belonging to the Solesmes Congregation and, like other monasteries of the Solesmes Congregation, is to be counted among the institutes entirely ordered towards contemplation. It was founded in 1999 from the Abbey of Our Lady of Fontgombault in France and is located in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clear Creek became an abbey in 2010 and counts 55 monks, who devote themselves to God alone in the hidden life, in silence and solitude, in constant prayer and willing penance.
After twenty years of existence, we are happy, by the grace of God, to have completed two large buildings and a sizable portion of our abbatial church. We completed the “Chapter House” in 2023 to accommodate the growing number of monks and provide a Sacristy, Infirmary, classrooms and the Chapter itself. Please help us continue this arduous, but important work for the glory of God.
Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey
5804 W Monastery Road
Hulbert, OK 74441-5698
Phone (918) 772-2454