Mary Clare is on the lookout for a miracle. Mary Clare O’Brian is determined to be a saint when she grows up (the halo will help cover her frizzy hair). But lately none of her prayers seem to be working the way she wants them to: her mother is losing her faith, her parents can’t pay all the bills, and her brother receives a draft notice for the war in Vietnam. Mary Clare has a plan to help, but it just doesn’t seem to be working. How is she supposed to become a saint when her world is falling apart? Dear Mother Superior, My name is Mary Clare O'Brian and I am in sixth grade. I would like to join the convent right after 8th grade before I start liking boys too much. I’m already having problems with boys liking me. Gregory in my class throws spitballs at me and told my best friend he likes me. I haven’t told him that I want to be God’s bride yet. Do you think I should?
|About the Contributor(s)||Elizabeth Fixmer
Elizabeth Fixmer has always loved children, literature, and writing, valuing storytelling as an integral tool for growth and self-discovery. After years of attending workshops and retreats for writers she obtained an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the prestigious Hamline University program. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
|Publish Date||Sep 20, 2011|