Finnian and the Seven Mountains is a cool comic. The Catholic faith is in there, but it's not boring. It's a great adventure with Vikings and swords. It takes place on the real island where the long-lost Luke Skywalker is found in the movie The Last Jedi. It is a great epic comic hero story.Take a look at a mini interview with Phillip, the creator of Finnian, in the National Catholic Register. An Aleteia article gives a broader introduction to this series of faith-affirming comics. May the fourth is actually the official Catholic feast day of 85 martyrs who gave their lives for their Catholic faith in England and Wales in the late 1500s and early 1600s. Perhaps our prayer can be that our children will find their souls infused with the courage of St. Finnian and all the martyrs and saints of the British Isles as they imagine the stories of valor exemplified in the Star Wars saga. A prayer for us to pray:
God, grant us the ability as parents to turn the fun of pretending into a channel for our children's hearts to seek their strength ... NOT in some unidentifiable spiritual "force." May we use the Star Wars imagination to lead our sons and daughters to find their strength in the very personal gift of grace bestowed on them by YOU ... our loving and merciful Almighty Father.Phillip Kosloski is a great champion to help us do just that!
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Cathy Gilmore is an award-winning author, educator, and founder of Virtue Works Media Ministry, which is pioneering the Virtue Literacy Project, an innovative approach to family virtue formation. Support this non-profit organization's effort to build the only online virtue-based search engine for reading, media, and entertainment, to help parents, grandparents, and teachers to protect and strengthen the souls of children and teens with the power of virtue through reading and media. Follow Cathy on Twitter @PowerofParable.