Saint Odelia

Through Darkness and into the Light

Jakob Streit

Translated by Nina Kuettel

Illustrated by Martina Müller



The story of Saint Odelia, patron saint of the Alsace region in France, is one of the most beautiful legends from the middle ages. It is about the destiny of a child, born blind and turned out by her father, who gains her sight through a miracle at her baptism. The young girl goes her way unerringly and against all odds, to establish the convent later named for her: Odilienberg.

A beautiful retelling, lacking any trace of sentimentalism and filled with wonder.  Ideal for the Saints and Heroes block in the Waldorf 2nd grade.

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