All Stories Tagged "religion"

The Tailor in Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

Children’s story of a poor tailor that pleads to be allowed into heaven and out of pity, St. Peter lets him enter. Once inside, the tailor begins to judge the actions of those down on Earth as if he is God. Because he has no patience and humility, God makes him leave heaven.

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The Girl Without Hands

Written by Grimm Brothers

Story of a young maiden who has her hands cut off to save her father’s life from the devil. Because of her pious nature and good heart, she is taken in by the king and becomes queen. Her hands eventually return and she lives happily with the king.

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Our Lady’s Child

Written by Brothers Grimm

A girl is brought to heaven by the Virgin Mary and allowed to explore. She disobeys the virgin and as punishment is sent back to earth to live a miserable life. She is found by a king, who marries her and her disobedience is again tested.

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