Returning from Rome ~ Postcards on Their Way ~ SASE Gifts
"With the apostolic blessing, the Holy Father will also bless the rosary beads and objects of devotion which you have brought with you"
CIAO ~ HELLO ~ BONJOUR!
I have been home here in New Orleans for over 24 hours now, so it’s time to “get busy.” First, thanks to all who participated in our Postcards from Rome idea. Those cards have surely left the Vatican by now and are in the mail. Also, an update about those SASE’s you mailed in for souvenirs from our pilgrimage.
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.
FULL DISCLOSURE ABOUT
THE ENAMELED CROSSES:
We did not paint or make the colorful enameled crosses! So, once they are gone, they are likely gone for good.
NOT SO GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE TEN NEWLY CANONIZED SAINT MEDALS:
I do not recall this ever happening before but we did not find medals for any of the new saints! That was disappointing. I’m not sure why they did not have any of the medals. Maybe it is one of those “COVID Supply Chain Interruption” issues. We’ll keep looking.
The good news is we have finished Saint William and Saint Angela, whom we are calling the patron saint of Led Zeppelin, because her life story includes a “Stairway to Heaven” theme.