In this joyful and charming book, Maria von Trapp (portrayed in The Sound of Music) unveils for you the year-round Christian traditions she loved – traditions that created for her large family a warm and inviting Catholic home and will do the same for yours.
Here are the songs they sang for feasts and holidays, as well as Maria’s personal recipes for traditional holiday foods. Here are stories and games to delight your children, and countless other ways to turn events such as anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, and even funerals into feasts celebrated in the Lord.
Most people only know the young Maria from The Sound of Music; few realize that in subsequent years, as a pious wife and a seasoned Catholic mother, Maria gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church’s liturgical year, with poems and prayers, food and fun, and so much more!
With the help of Maria von Trapp, you, too, can provide Christian structure and vibrancy to your house. Soon your home will be a warm and loving place, an earthly reflection of the eternal heaven that awaits us.
Coffee-table-size hardcover, 256 pages.
"Around the Year With the Von Trapp Family is stunningly produced and one of the coolest guides to the liturgical year I’ve seen. It includes tons of traditional practices, crafts, songs, and more. It’s great for any family looking to introduce more traditions into their liturgical year."
- Founder and Editor, The Catholic Gentleman
"I am so impressed with this exquisite book written by Maria Von Trapp. It is an exceptional treasure to be sure. A delightful read (which includes music, recipes, illustrations, history, and more), as well as an inspiring encouragement for today’s Catholic families."
- Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
EWTN TV Host, international speaker, and award-winning author of numerous books
"With eagerness I read and re-read these pages, and each season I open it anew. And each year I’m grateful again for its riches."
- Jennifer Mackintosh
Blogger and Editor, Wildflowers & Marbles
"Here, Maria revives one of the most important lessons of our elders - how to celebrate the feasts of their life."
- Patti Armstrong
Author, Catholic Truths for Children
"With the beautiful layout, illustrations, and Maria’s warm words of encouragement, Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family looks like a coffee-table book to show off — but soon becomes a kitchen-table book."
- Nancy Ward
Writer and Contributor, TheCatholicMom.com