Children’s book author Sister Maria Grace Dateno, FSP is visiting All Saints during Catholic School Week on January 29th. She will be speaking about her new Gospel Time Trekker book series for students in 1st through 4th grades. Sister Maria Grace grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and met the Daughters of Saint Paul when she was fifteen years old. She felt God calling her to help people know and love him. Since then, Sister Grace has edited a Catholic children’s magazine (My Friend), authored several children’s books, and now serves in the Pauline Books & Media Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
The six books in the Gospel Time Trekker series offers solid facts about the culture and landscape surrounding these pivotal moments in biblical times. Sister Maria Grace shows kids how they too can enter into the Bible and imagine what it was like to meet Jesus. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear her personal spiritual journey and the inspiration behind her writing process.