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Archdiocese of Detroit Provides First New Children’s Book on Purgatory to Every School and Parish

Susan Tassone
Oct. 31, 2023

DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a recent meeting with the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Confraternity for Holy Souls, an archdiocesan apostolate to foster intercessors praying regularly for the souls in purgatory, bestselling author and renowned “Purgatory Lady” Susan Tassone urged members to impart the Church's teachings on Purgatory to the next generation of Catholics. The Archdiocese of Detroit has partnered with Tassone to provide her new children’s book, "New Friends Now and Forever: A Story About the Holy Souls, to every school and parish. The Archdiocese of Detroit is encouraging pastors and principals to consider using this resource in their parishes, schools, and is also providing the book as a resource for all chancery staff.

"New Friends Now and Forever" is the first children's storybook on purgatory. “This beautifully illustrated and engaging book will be a valuable addition to our faith community,” stated Vicar General Father Jeffrey Day. “It offers an age-appropriate explanation of purgatory, a topic often viewed as complex and challenging for young minds to grasp.”

Written for children ages 6-10, "New Friends Now and Forever" bears an Imprimatur and also includes guidance to help adults teach children about purgatory, a “Seek-and-Find” Catholic symbols activity page, and special prayers for the holy souls. It is a delightful story of twins who learn that purgatory is real and that it is nothing to fear because it is a special way God shows his love for us. This book takes the fear out of purgatory and replaces it with God’s merciful love.

“This collaboration with Susan Tassone represents an important effort in our ongoing commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of our faith and a more profound connection with the Church's teachings,” said Fr. Day. “We are excited about the positive impact "New Friends Now and Forever" will have on our community and look forward to seeing the spiritual growth it nurtures in the hearts of children and adults.”

For interviews and bulk orders CONTACT: Susan Tassone stassone25@gmail.com; (312) 315-5162. Books are available at EWTNRC.com, Amazon.com, and bookstores everywhere.

About the Archdiocese of Detroit:
With roots dating back to 1701, the Archdiocese of Detroit administers Roman Catholic parishes and schools within the city of Detroit, as well as Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Monroe and Lapeer counties. The 930,000 Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese are ministered to by 522 priests, 193 deacons, 635 religious sisters and 68 religious brothers serving in 215 parishes, 79 elementary and high schools, and five Catholic colleges and seminaries. Powered by prayer and led by the Holy Spirit, the Archdiocese of Detroit goes forth with apostolic boldness to unleash the Gospel, using our unique gifts to accompany others on their journey to encounter Jesus, grow as joyful missionary disciples, and give witness to Him in the world. The Diocese of Detroit was erected by Pope Gregory XVI in 1833 and was elevated to an Archdiocese by Pope Pius XI in 1937. The Most Reverend Allen Henry Vigneron, the 10th bishop and fifth Archbishop of Detroit was installed on January 28, 2009.

SOURCE Susan Tassone

CONTACT: Susan Tassone, Author, 312-315-5162, stassone25@gmail.com

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