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A MESSAGE FROM ABBESS MELANIA (November 26, 2020)
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we are reminded that, even in difficult times, there are endless reasons to thank God.  Personally, we are very aware of the blessing of still having a monastery after the recent fires and of staying healthy in these times of COVID.  Even more so, we are grateful to God for you our friends, who are always there for us, even in these tough times.  And yes, these are tough times, but Christ’s light shines brighter in darkness.  As we journey towards the Nativity, may we all let His light confront and banish the darkness in our own souls so that we, along with the Christmas star, may be lights leading others to our Incarnate God!
About the Author

Mother Melania

Mother Melania is the Abbess of Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA.  She grew up in a house that always had tons of children around, her poor parents had to read to her till they were hoarse,  and from the moment she learned to read, she always had her nose in a book.  So, it was only natural for her to grow up to write children's books.  The Twelve Great Feasts for Children, The Three-Day Pascha, and Old Testament Stories for Children - all in verse - celebrate the high points of God's work of salvation in the Person of Christ.

Fearless and Friends and The Adventures of Kenny and Scooter teach children the virtues in a fun, non-preachy way.  Fearless and Friends chronicles the lives of Fearless the Fireduck (think 'fireman,' except that he's a DUCK) and Charity the Church Mouse and their friends, who get in and out of trouble based on the wisdom (or lack thereof) of their actions.  The Adventures of Kenny and Scooter is a minimal-word series featuring six-year-old Kenny and his irrepressible Boston Terrier Scooter, who take turns getting into trouble and rescuing each other from their foolish antics.

With all her books, Mother Melania is trying to celebrate virtue and God's saving work in our lives. 

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