Bella Butterfly...

When Bella’s dreadful May Day brings her world crashing down, she must walk through wild woods and crawl on rugged ground.  With battered wings and shattered heart she fears a bitter end, until one flower’s healing power helps her rise again...

Inspired by a young girl with autism, Bella Butterfly is the story of a butterfly’s walk in the world... On a path paved with strife and struggle, Bella’s battle is a heart touching metaphor with a powerful message of healing for girls of all ages...



Mary Beth Lavin is a creative writer, flight attendant and Italian interpreter who flies regularly to Rome- the spiritual heartland of ‘Tweet’ inspired by a pigeon who flew onto Mary Beth’s plane one day before departure. Mary Beth’s imagination flew, and ‘Tweet’ the story was born...


“Mary Beth Lavin has written a beautiful tale for children, filled with allusions to the Gospels and the history of the Church. The story of one pigeon’s fascinating journey to the roots of his faith, ‘Tweet’ is one of those rare accounts that illustrates the defeat of evil through the disarming power of goodness."

Fr. Lucas Laborde, St. John Society, US/Argentina


“Tweet reawakened in my Franciscan heart joy and thankfulness for all that is innocent and childlike. It reinforces the importance of respect and appreciation for all that is sacred."

Sr. Anna Cosgrave OSF, Holy Trinity Parish, Columbia PA


'Tweet' is the first of many children's stories to come from

Mary Beth Lavin, so be sure to check back soon for her next release!



The Book.



A Christian children's allegory of faith from a bird's eye view!

Frank Columbo is a pigeon on a mission... Fed up with scrounging for bread only to pay the local bird bullies, Frank decides to break out of his invisible cage on the journey of a lifetime. On wings of a higher power, Frank takes off to a distant land to discover his royal heritage, a heavenly bread, a love he must share and news he must spread...



by Ellie Dommel, Grade 4

A talented young artist's author/illustator portrait! This brilliant piece was produced by 4th grader Ellie Dommel at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School in Columbia, PA. Thank you for this treasure, Ellie!



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