Editor’s note: Jump into our online book club! We’re reading Jane Knuth’s The Prayer List…and Other True Stories of How Families Pray. This week we focus on chapters 22–24. Learn more about the book club here.
Tania’s grandmother was religious in a private way, mostly concerned that Tania learn how to pray. When Grandma died, Tania inherited her prayer book of the saints. The lipstick marks on all the pictures told a story of great love and devotion.
When my mom passed away, my siblings asked me if there was anything of hers that I would like to have. Instantly, I knew that I wanted her Madonna and Child statue. This porcelain figure came through the years of raising eight kids, sitting on a shelf at the bottom of the stairs, and never once was chipped. I consider its survival a small miracle.
The Prayer List Discussion Questions
- Do you have a favorite icon, statue, crucifix, or other religious object in your home?
- Does your family know how much it means to you?
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