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this fabulous and instructive blend of tale and history, children
ages 5 – 8 will be inspired by the lore and legend of the faith.
Boys and girls alike will be captivated by Helen, a heroic empress on
a mission, and will be encouraged to treasure the Holy Cross in their
children accompany Helen on her quest to find the true cross upon
which Jesus died, they will relive her adventures. They will
experience Helen's excitement when she thinks she has discovered the
"X" that marks the spot-sweet-smelling basil-since basil is
the herb of kings and Jesus is the King of Life. But just as it seems
that the site of the Holy Cross has been identified, not one, but
three crosses are found while digging?
the legend of the Holy Cross and learn all about Helen's thrilling
Mary Bilinsky was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. She received
her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Theology from St. Paul's
College at the University of Manitoba, and taught English and English
as a Second Language at the high school level. Cornelia's husband is
a Ukrainian Catholic priest. They currently reside in Oshawa,
Ontario, and have one daughter and one granddaughter. Since 1981,
Cornelia has worked alongside her husband at Ukrainian Catholic
parishes in Ontario. She most enjoys teaching children about the
faith with stories, plays, and songs.