Today is the feast day of St. Louise de Marillac. She is the co-Foundress of the Daughters of Charity, with St. Vincent de Paul. Although she felt the Call at around the age 15, she was refused admission to a cloistered order. She was devastated until told by her spiritual director that God had other plans for her.Eventually, following God's plan, she married and had one child. A devoted mother and wife, she cared for her bed-ridden husband until he died in 1625. During a dark period in her life right before her husband's death she received a vision that should would meet a strong spiritual director that would guide her on her path toward ... » Read More
Beautiful, isn't it? According to the Huffington Post, this cloud appeared in the skies over Florida yesterday after the announcement of the election of Pope Francis I."I announce to you a great joy; we have a Pope." Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio was elected as the 266th successor to Peter yesterday, after only two days. He has the honor of being many of firsts:The first Jesuit Pope in historyThe first Pope from Latin AmericaThe first Pope from the Southern HemisphereThe first Pope in over 1200 years to be born outside of EuropeThe first Pope to use the name Francis.Known for his personal humility, he chose the Papal name Francis in honor o... » Read More
So, we all happily prepping the shop for 2012! I'm busy crafting my Patron Saint and the Keep Calm and Pray Your Rosary Glass Tile Pendants right now!
Rosary crafting is a very special experience for me. There is no way I want to get stuck churning them out factory like, just to keep the shop filled, so the rosaries left at the end of the year will get a new polish, some new pretty pictures and they will be re-priced and re-listed in 2012.
Currently, I'm projecting a Grand Re-Opening event for February 1, 2012; however, I might get a little trigger happy and go early. Stay tuned!
Right now, though, I hope everyone is enjoying their A... » Read More
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