Quick! What were the names of the Three Wise Men? How long did it take for them to travel to Bethlehem? Where did they go after they left that little town?
These are just a few questions explored in my new book, “Journeys with the Magi: From Persia to Bethlehem…and Beyond.” It is published by Amor Deus Publishing in Phoenix. This is my third book, joining “Linking Your Beads” about the rosary and “Making Sense of Saints” about the church’s canonization process (both published by Our Sunday Visitor Press).
I didn’t want to just focus on Jan. 6, Epiphany, (the Twelfth Day of Christmas) when I looked into the lives of the three Kings. Instead, I wanted to see them as fellow pilgrims, finding our way to God. The book covers much of the church year, from the Feast of Christ the King into Lent. I wanted to take time and enjoy the journey with the Three Kings.
The book is available at amordeus.com, local book stores including Cathedral Book and Gift in Green Bay and St. Patrick Bookstore in Appleton and at amazon.com.
About Patricia Kasten
Kasten is the author of “Linking Your Beads, The Rosary’s History, Mysteries and Prayers,” published by Our Sunday Visitor Press. Her newest book, on sainthood – “Making Sense of Saints. Fascinating Facts about Relics, Patrons, Saint-Making and More“, was published by OSV in Spring 2014. She is also a puzzle-smith. Her weekly Scripture Search puzzle (see The Compass) and bi-weekly The Cross Word, both based on the Sunday readings, appear in Catholic newspapers and parish bulletins around the country.