Kristina Lahr is a writer and editor in Fargo, North Dakota. She’s passionate about fun, whole-some books for all ages. Candle’s Great Feast is her first book. Visit her online at Virginia de la Lastra is a physician, illustrator, and apologist. She leads the Chilean Chesterton Society and illustrates for An Unexpected Journal and for her medical students, nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

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  • by Kristina Lahr

    The candle in the deepest, darkest corner of the candle shop longs for more than matching tablecloths. He wants to light a feast, the greatest feast. His dream comes true at his first Catholic Mass.

    “Candle’s Great Feast is a delightful story of hope, self-giving, and joy. In our own way, we can all give glory to God, and therein find true happiness. Children of every age will be touched by this charming tale.” —Bishop John T. Folda, Diocese of Fargo

    “This book, with its charming illustrations and simple text, inspires young and old readers alike to contemplate the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. A beautiful story parents and children will enjoy reading again and again!” —Danielle Bean, author, speaker, and brand manager of

    “I look forward to sharing this story with my grandchildren. The artwork is captivating, and the story helps awaken me to what happens at Mass.” —Marcie Stokman, founder of Well-Read Mom