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The King of the Golden City by Mother Mary Loyola

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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. Kenedy, 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!  The original illustrations are restored, including the beautiful frames surrounding the text on every page.

Discover the book that distilled decades of Mother Mary Loyola's catechetical teaching into a truly delightful story.

8.25" x 10.5" hardcover with dust jacket, 120 pages

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  • Item No: SAA-639755

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