Saint Odelia: Through Darkness Into the Light
This is a stunning retelling of an ancient story of a remarkable woman. Early Christianity has many tales of unusual people who were moved to change by their contact with Christ; none, however, are as moving as this story! A baby girl born blind, left to die by her impatient father, raised by sisters in a nearby convent, grows to be thirteen and when baptized, regains her sight. She goes to confront her father and a powerful battle of strong wills ensues. This is a wonderful tale for the young filled with touching moments and evidence of the transformative power of love.
Jakob Streit is a master storyteller and long time Waldorf teacher with a deep understanding of the needs of children at different stages of their development. He could answer children's questions and quiet their concerns before they were even fully formulated with his tales. All his stories fill the soul with wonder and courage and amazement at the things life brings and the gifts we give back! This story is no exception and offers reminders for children (and us all) of the power of love to transform any life and our earth.