1. Hooray! Retail Stores have begun opening again! Rob spoke to Amy at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. Amy let us know the Basilica Book & Gift Shop is open again and our medals are available there, and featured front and center.”
If you are in Washington, or plan to visit anytime, or know someone there, please take, or ask them to take, a photo of our saint medal display at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Send it to us or simply post it on our Facebook Page! Thanks.
2. Announcing Another Contest: Enter our Latest Contest! This Time We are Offering:
One of our hand-painted crosses adorned with saint medals recovered from the flood OR one of our hand-painted crosses covered with “re-purposed” hand-painted saint medals that did not quite measure up to be sold online or sent to retail stores.
On “Shepherding” and Guess Where We Have Mailed Our Hand-Painted Saint Medals, Necklaces and Stories Since the Last Newsletter!
We are writing about Shepherding and the Good Shepherd, and also Shepherdess, Saint Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes, combined with the Shepherd adorned Pectoral Cross of Pope Francis and Saint Agnes holding a lamb. Oh, and Agnus Dei too! This is going to hopefully flow, believe it or not!
A Repeat – Please Disregard/DO NOT OPEN/Delete if you Already Received Newsletter Yesterday About Price Reductions & Harmonizing Saints
Yesterday, I sent out a newsletter to a few people and was asked why I didn’t send it to everyone. So, I thought about it and decided to send this newsletter to everyone.
Actually, Really, Honestly, A Very Short Note & a New Old Policy is Back in Motion, for as Long as Possible….
Hi – Some of you will recall when we first started this little company, back on June 11, 1996. We had 2 hand-painted Saint Medals and Stories, Saint Christopher & Saint Sebastian. They were on laminated rectangular story cards with necklaces attached. We gave them away at a birthday party on City Park Avenue. Gosh, if you have one of those cards, please return it!
We are happy to report that our local retailer, Little Miss Muffin , on Harrison Avenue in Lakeview is open and fully loaded with our SaintsforSinners medals and we will be stocking and restocking often since their store is only one mile away from our Studio!
It is Midnight on May 1 so it is time for celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Peregrine the Miracle Worker, Invoked for Awareness of Cancers of All Kinds & the Need for Cures
This will be a pretty short note. We just couldn’t let May 1 go by without noting that it’s the traditional Catholic Feast Day of Saint Peregrine. You surely don’t need to be Catholic to appreciate the story of Saint Peregrine.
Latest news from rob and the SaintsforSinners Gang. Sales have been slow due to CV19 so we are trying to use the time to find ways to be more efficient. It’s working!
Holy Thursday is upon us and then soon we will be participating in Good Friday and then celebrating Easter Sunday and the Resurrection. On Good Friday, folks in New Orleans typically have delicious boiled crawfish, adding corn, potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, onions, green beans, oranges, asparagus, and sometimes artichokes, if you get lucky!
We are adding more stories. We didn’t realize so many were missing… thank you for noticing and letting us know– they are going up today and for the next week they will keep going up as fast we can add them – plus, we are writing more.
As far as we can remember, we have never suggested that there is a living saint that we should pray to and ask for their help and more importantly ask for their well-being. There’s a first time for everything, though, and we will finish this newsletter asking you to pray for an actual living person, a living saint, for help with combating CV-19.
This has been one of the most difficult newsletters to write. Angst. I’m basically feeling full of angst and frozen. Saint Charbel please perform another miracle and cure me from this paralysis. I’ve been reading and studying and trying to write about this coronavirus and everything I type looks crass and hopeless. That’s the bad news….
On Wednesday, many decide to take a Lenten Vow. It might be giving up candy for 40 days. It might be deciding to say 5 kind things to people every single day for 40 days! Many go to Church and receive ashes on their forehead. This shows the world the person is celebrating and participating in the Lenten Period with a Lenten Vow.