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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.

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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.”

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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! 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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! 

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Jesus faced Dismas and Gestas and many other criminals on his way to Egypt. While Dismas was preparing to steal from Jesus, he experienced an Epiphany and recognized his wrongdoing. He quickly admonished the other thieves and thwarted their plans. They let Jesus and his troupe keep their belongings and proceed to Egypt.

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A miracle worker, Saint Peter was also the first Pope. To this day, the area encompassing the Vatican in Rome is still called “Saint Peter’s Square.” Above the square are 140 statues of saints, surrounding the Vatican. Together, the 140 are known as the Colonnade of Saints protecting Vatican Square. 

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Today we are celebrating Thomas the Apostle, known by many as “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas was one of the 12 Apostles but was absent during the Resurrection. The other Apostles appeared before him, explained and exclaimed about what they had seen: the Resurrection of Jesus after his Crucifixion on the cross.

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Two versions of Marian devotionals offer help every day. Our Lady of Prompt Succor can quickly help you remember the answer to a question on a quiz or maybe help you remember where you left your car keys. Our Lady of Perpetual Succor is always nearby to help you. She never leaves. Keep Our lady in mind and feel her presence when you need help. Our Lady of Perpetual Succor can always help.

 

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The story about Saint Christopher tells a legend of Christopher helping a small child crossing a raging river. Christopher was able to hoist the little boy on his shoulders and get him across the water safely. What Christopher did not know was that he had been carrying Jesus and that Jesus carried the whole world on his shoulders. It’s not surprising Saint Christopher thought the boy was very heavy.

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Saint Augustine found a righteous path and ultimately wrote the masterpiece “Confessions.” St. Augustine Church, located in New Orleans, is known as the first church in the United States to have welcomed free people of color.

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