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How to Have a Von Trapp Family Christmas
Contact: Molly Rublee,
603-641-9344 ext 304

NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 21, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Most people only know the young "Fräulein Maria" as the beloved governess from the iconic motion picture, "The Sound of Music." Few realize that Maria Von Trapp was a pious wife and a seasoned Catholic mother that gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic. She did this by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church's liturgical year with poems, prayers, food and fun. She wrote these traditions down in order to pass them on and share with others.

Originally published in 1955 and now back in print from Sophia Institute Press, "Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family" was written by none other than herself, Maria Von Trapp. In this joyful and charming book Maria reveals the year-round Catholic traditions her large family practiced, including the songs they sang for feasts and holidays as well as her personal recipes for traditional holiday foods.

"Around the Year with the Von Trapp" Family is chock full of stories and games to delight children and ideas for turning events such as anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, and even funerals into feasts celebrated in the Lord. Maria's efforts to enliven her family's faith will inspire readers to provide a similar Christian structure and vibrancy in their own homes to make them places of warmth, love and peace.

By entering the world of everyone's favorite governess this Christmas, readers can learn how to add Christ and vibrancy of the Catholic faith into their children's lives.

Request a Review Copy

Members of the media may send an email to Molly Rublee at mrublee@SophiaInstitute.com to receive a complimentary review copy of Around the Year with the von Trapp Family, or to schedule an interview with spokesperson Rob Kenney.

About Sophia Institute Press
Sophia Institute Press publishes and distributes faithful Catholic classics and new texts by the great and enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Sophia was established to nurture the spiritual, moral, and cultural life of souls and to spread the Gospel of Christ in conformity with the authentic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.