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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

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Saint Gertrude’s shrine is in Cologne, Germany. People bring gold and silver mice figurines to leave at her resting place. Again, the curious rationale is that Saint Gertrude helps people get to Heaven, especially those who may have a long journey to get there. According to the Rules of Catholicism, those who have done some sinning and then die have to wait to get to Heaven and they wind up in a place called Purgatory. Saint Gertrude is the saint you check in with who shortens your visit there. Then Archangel Michael comes to get you and brings you to Saint Peter at the Gates to Heaven. 

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There’s still time to have one of our hand-painted Saint Patrick medals arrive in time for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th. “Saint Paddy’s Day” always reminds us of the huge parades and celebrations in New Orleans every year. Except this year will be lot different because of COVID restrictions and limitations. Lots of green beer will still be indulged. The celebrations will be missed by many. But I guess there’s one “Silver Lining:” less green beer will wind up on the bars, floors, streets and sidewalks of New Orleans!

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