Since Louis loves dinosaurs and dragons, he was happy to see a lady dressed as Saint Martha, Patron Saint of sisters and lifelong friendships, on the parade route. A giant dragon was underneath her outfit as she walked triumphantly. Louis loved that!
We are so excited that we heard from Kim M. in Geneva, Illinois. We will be selling our medals at a new store! It has a great ministry where they comfort caregivers with a Caregivers Coffee Hour, among other things. If you are in, or near Geneva, Illinois, visit The Catholic Shop of Geneva. The medals are in transit though, so wait until next week to see our hand-painted saint medals. Invite your friends nearby to go see our new medal display too!
The Feast Day of Saint Sebastian is coming up on January 20th. Sebastian is our Patron Saint of athletes and good sportsmanship. Our hand-painted saint Sebastian medals have travelled in marathons and other athletic events. Our friends Susan O. and Michele C. attach their clasped Saint Sebastian medal to their running shoes! He manages to finish the races too! We have visited Donostia (“San Sebastian”) in Spain and it is one of the most magnificent places!
If you go to France on a pilgrimage to Lourdes to celebrate Saint Bernadetteand Our Lady of Lourdes, consider a side trip to Donostia, Spain, and celebrate the life of Saint Sebastian. Although it is in Spain it's not too far away, using the excellent European Railway System. Saint Sebastian’s story has been the subject of thousands of paintings over the years. A true Renaissance Man, he was painted by many during that period.
To celebrate the life of Saint Sebastian we will be offering both of his medals to whoever buys one of his medals. There are two great Saint Sebastian medals in our inventory. Our friend Chris L. in Ohio has been buying and gifting our Saint Sebastian medals for years. The people he gives them to love Saint Sebastian and his story. Thanks, Chris! BTW, please tell your sister Paige and your Mom Rosemary in Ohio that we said hello. (They order our hand-painted saint medals all the time.) Hope to meet those folks someday!
We will end this newsletter without chatting your eyes and ears off this week. For those of you who like to read our longer notes, don’t worry, we will write longer newsletters soon. And for those who like “short and sweet” newsletters, “this one’s for you, wherever you are!”