Sam’s Aunt Eva says he’s like a tornado – he causes a ruckus everywhere he goes. But Aunt Eva won’t give up on Sam, and neither will Saucer, the monastery’s corgi puppy. Saucer lives at the monastery, but he dreams of herding sheep. With no sheep in his life, Saucer tries to herd everyone else – farm animals, nuns, and especially Sam. Sam doesn’t want to follow anyone, not even a funny puppy. But Saucer knows that if he just keeps trying, he can bring this lonely boy back to the flock.
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Sam wants to know if Saucer will speak to him at midnight on Christmas Eve. Sister Anna wants to know if God really wants her to teach Sunday school. Grace wants to know if her story will beat out Macrina’s for the monastery’s 100th birthday book. Everyone has questions, but how can they find the answers?
This is a Christmas story about good people, children and adults, who are trying to see in the dark. In their own ways, each of them tries to force an outcome, laying a trap for God. But in each case, God overcomes the trap and brings His kindly light into the darkness.