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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Wearing St. Patrick From the Great Republic of Ireland 🍀 Celebrating the Friends, Neighbors, and Family of SaintsforSinners From Over the Years
This photo was taken at Carrollton Station in New Orleans. Rob Clemenz was with his friend Emily Cranston (pictured with Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and they were out and about offering medals and taking pictures to promote the SaintsforSinners website.
Our SaintsforSinners / SaintsforHope Instagram project, “Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Philosopher Marcel Proust’s Life” has been inspiring. Reading responses to the “Proust Questionnaires” completed by others has made us pause and reflect, but most of all, it has helped us learn that listening is art.
Introducing Our Newest Edition - Saint Janarius ✨ Patron Saint of Blood Banks - Invoked Against Blood Diseases - Seeking Cure for Multiple Myeloma
Janarius has been honored as the Patron Saint of Blood Banks and is invoked against blood diseases. Pray to Saint Janarius and ask for his intercession and help with the search in curing Multiple Myeloma and other blood diseases, including hemophilia. You may also ask him for some help when visiting a phlebotomist who is getting ready to draw your blood during your next medical checkups. Can’t hurt, might help! Wear or share Saint Janarius to help you remind yourself, your family, and others about the tremendous need for blood donations at your local blood banks.
Saint Camillus is officially known as the patron saint of hospitals and hospital workers. He is not truly designated as a patron of Hospice and Palliative Care but he “fits the bill.” You’ll read and see that he is the perfect saint for all things “Hospice.”
We are offering our very unique hand painted 4" Pectoral Cross of Pope Francis for $25.00. The medal is 3 or 4 times as big as the typical medals. It has Jesus tending to the sheep with one draped over his shoulder. And usually, in the sea of white sheep we’ve painted we put a sheep painted black to represent those marginalized and forgotten. The sheep is “smack dab in the middle,” in the flock just like the rest of us. It’s a very cool medal but it’s big!
We have located more vintage items. Prayer cards, Saint medals, reverential sacramentals and the like. On the Miraculous Medals and all the other items we have found inscriptions written in French. Imagine that! We’ll be adding a "Vintage Section" to SaintsforSinners~SaintsforHope website soon. And adding a vintage prayer card with every order that comes in during the month of June.
We will begin displaying some of the older medals and cards we’ve collected over the years. We had no idea people would be so interested in 100-year-old cards. The cards are obviously quite unique and it’s fun to show them to people who appreciate the cards and notes and dates that people have written on them, some, a century ago. We will begin posting these cards & medals on our social media pages too, so keep looking for updates and even buying opportunities on one of a kind, vintage medals!
Your gifts will be mailed soon, we will be sending colorful chaplets, intricate four-way crosses, rosaries, scapulars, cards, and saint medals, of course. Plus, communion wafers blessed by Pope Francis I (more on that later). The chaplets are our favorite gift to send. They are multi-colored and we may be adding some extra flair by replacing their small silver crosses with brightly enameled crosses we bought.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld will finally become Saint Charles! 350 members of his family will be there to celebrate. It’s not certain what Pope Francis and his Cardinal friends will decide about specific patronages for Saint Charles. Saints’ patronages typically evolve organically, it seems.
We’ve added alternative options to the web site too. In earlier days, some will remember we sent out hand-written postcards to everyone on the mailing list. We simply can’t afford to both physically or financially continue that endeavor any longer. We’re delighted our mailing list is just way too long now.
As our Easter gift to you, we are bringing back all of the 40 Newsletter Offerings and renewing them for the 24 hours of Easter! So, for the next 23.99 hours, all of the 40 (or more!) Saint medals mentioned in the last 40 Newsletters from SaintsforSinners.com are priced at $ 23.99!