Catholic Book Spotlight: Where Do Sisters Come From? By Elizabeth Ficocelli


Where Do Sisters Come From?
by Elizabeth Ficocelli
Illustrations by Shannon Wirrenga
Waterford, MI: Bezalel Books, 2010

Reviewed by Sarah Reinhard

Though I’ve been a Catholic for nearly ten years, I still find nuns to be fascinating and confounding.

The question, then, of where they come from, which Elizabeth Ficocelli handles in her new book, Where Do Sisters Come From?, is one that I have been asking, too.

The book begins with the question of where sisters come from and continues with short descriptions of the process of becoming a sister. It’s written and illustrated for children.

Just as she did in the first book in this series, Ficocelli paints sisters as real people, just like you and me. In addition to highlighting that they begin as children, she also mentions the normal things sisters do, things like taking a break with friends and gardening.

The book’s colorfully illustrated and has vocabulary words italicized, with a glossary of words in the back. This book would make a great resource for your parish library and you’ll enjoy reading it to the children in your life, too!

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Copyright 2011 Sarah Reinhard


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Triple Take, from Our Sunday Visitor.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you very much. My younger sister is called to be a nun. My husband and I are starting a family soon and I was already looking for a book to help explain our future child’s aunt to her. I love that the nuns are depicted as people just like you and me, as they truly are. I wanted to have a resource if there was ever any question. Thank you. My search was fruitless until now. God bless.

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