Today's Newsletter Topics, A Very Curious Survey and …We’re Back from Rome & the Vatican and We Found Lots of New Items for those of you who Asked by Sending in Notes, Cards, Letters, and the SASE's - Wait 'til you see the pile of mail! BEAUTIFUL!
Those New Gift Items we found are truly, truly exceptional. You will be able to see pictures on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages very soon. Over half of the United States has someone who requested one of our free souvenirs. I think that’s a record. The mail just kept coming in and we look forward to getting the packages in the mail. I think the gifts are thoughtful, amazing and are fascinating. Hope you do too.
This trip to Rome was one of the best ever, except there were no Canonizations. Hopefully Pope Francis will schedule a Canonization after he’s feeling a little better. We will be there!
Blessed Carlo Acutis, the proposed patron of Millennials seems to be very, very popular. Most of the Blessed Carlo Sacramentals were SOLD OUT but we did find a store that had some "Carlo Items." After we left, they were SOLD OUT too because we bought everything they had about Carlo.
Again, Our Fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease research is still in effect. You may recall we are selling Pope/Saint John Paul II medal packages and decided to give all proceeds to Michael J. Fox’s Foundation. Two of the Social Media ads we have running are shown below.
Please join us in our efforts to raise money to fight Parkinson’s and find a cure. The man in the next picture is named "Keaton Alex" Baker after "Alex Keaton" on the TV show. His Mom Kim loved the show! The Keaton below has never even seen one episode. You just can't make this stuff up!
New Stories are up on the SaintsforSinners and SaintsforHope website. The general consensus about adding a new name, SaintsforHope was that it couldn’t really cause a problem and it might reach people who believe they are not sinners. We know that people who think they never sin are people who really, really NEED a SaintsforSinners medal so we can offer it as a SaintsforHope medal and keep everyone happy. It's funny, in a way.
Is it OK to wear a Rosary as art, or as a pretty piece of stylistic fashion? Some are saying that it is fine because it helps remind people of Faith, Religion and God. Others are saying it is against the Catholic Rule Book, the Catechism of the Catholic Church's “Play Book.” A Rosary cannot be worn ornamentally because it is a Sacred Item. It seems to us that it is perfectly fine to wear a Rosary as a necklace. I'm Catholic born and Catholic bred and when I die I'll be Catholic dead. With that being said, I have no objection to Rosaries as wearable art. They remind me of Faith.
We just sent a bunch of new medals to The Catholic Corner in Geneva, Illinois. We will be meeting Kim, who works at their store, at the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in July in Chicago, Illinois. If you go, you will get to meet Emily and my niece Casey, and our good friend Jace Prather will be next door to us with his Good Shepherd Art items for sale. We always enjoy seeing Jace and his dad. When you go to his booth, be sure to congratulate him. Jace and his wife had another baby boy very recently.
That’s all for now. We are offering 2 for 1 on sales of any of the Angel medals. If you order, ANY Arch Angel Gabriel, Raphael, Michael, Uriel, a Cherub, or the Guardian Angel we will be adding some another angel to your order. It will be nice to send more out more Angels in America. Or any other country!
Thanks for reading to the bottom line! (And all those notes, thank you so much!)