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Returning from Rome ~ Postcards on Their Way ~ SASE Gifts
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.
Upcoming Canonizations in Rome on May 15, 2022!
Blessed Charles de Foucauld will finally become Saint Charles! 350 members of his family will be there to celebrate. It’s not certain what Pope Francis and his Cardinal friends will decide about specific patronages for Saint Charles. Saints’ patronages typically evolve organically, it seems.
Pope Francis, I Announces Ten Canonizations in Rome at Saint Peter's Square!
We’ve added alternative options to the web site too. In earlier days, some will remember we sent out hand-written postcards to everyone on the mailing list. We simply can’t afford to both physically or financially continue that endeavor any longer. We’re delighted our mailing list is just way too long now.
HAPPY EASTER 🌄 Celebrating the Resurrection - A New Beginning with Sins Forgiven
As our Easter gift to you, we are bringing back all of the 40 Newsletter Offerings and renewing them for the 24 hours of Easter! So, for the next 23.99 hours, all of the 40 (or more!) Saint medals mentioned in the last 40 Newsletters from SaintsforSinners.com are priced at $ 23.99!
40th Day of Lent - Saint Dismas ✝️ Patron of the Imprisoned, Especially Those Who Recant and Repent
Jesus faced Dismas and Gestas and many other criminals on his way to Egypt. While Dismas was preparing to steal from Jesus, he experienced an Epiphany and recognized his wrongdoing. He quickly admonished the other thieves and thwarted their plans. They let Jesus and his troupe keep their belongings and proceed to Egypt.
39th Day of Lent - Saint Peter the Apostle 🗝️ Heaven's Gatekeeper - Patron of Locksmiths
A miracle worker, Saint Peter was also the first Pope. To this day, the area encompassing the Vatican in Rome is still called “Saint Peter’s Square.” Above the square are 140 statues of saints, surrounding the Vatican. Together, the 140 are known as the Colonnade of Saints protecting Vatican Square.
38th Day of Lent - Thomas the Apostle 🙇 “ Doubting Thomas “ - For Faith - Invoked Against Doubt - Invoked Against Skepticism and Blindness
Today we are celebrating Thomas the Apostle, known by many as “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas was one of the 12 Apostles but was absent during the Resurrection. The other Apostles appeared before him, explained and exclaimed about what they had seen: the Resurrection of Jesus after his Crucifixion on the cross.
37th Day of Lent - Our Ladies 🕊️ The Blessed Virgin Marys
Two versions of Marian devotionals offer help every day. Our Lady of Prompt Succor can quickly help you remember the answer to a question on a quiz or maybe help you remember where you left your car keys. Our Lady of Perpetual Succor is always nearby to help you. She never leaves. Keep Our lady in mind and feel her presence when you need help. Our Lady of Perpetual Succor can always help.
36th Day of Lent - Saint Christopher 🏄♂️ Patron Saint of Safe Travel!
The story about Saint Christopher tells a legend of Christopher helping a small child crossing a raging river. Christopher was able to hoist the little boy on his shoulders and get him across the water safely. What Christopher did not know was that he had been carrying Jesus and that Jesus carried the whole world on his shoulders. It’s not surprising Saint Christopher thought the boy was very heavy.
35th Day of Lent - Saint Augustine of Hippo 👦 Patron saint of Africa, Saint Augustine Church & Saint Augustine Schools
Saint Augustine found a righteous path and ultimately wrote the masterpiece “Confessions.” St. Augustine Church, located in New Orleans, is known as the first church in the United States to have welcomed free people of color.
34th Day of Lent - Saint Monica 👩👦 Patron of Mothers and Grandmothers - Invoked for Help with Challenging Children - Invoked for Harmony after Conflict
Celebrate Saint MonicaToday, April 9, 2022! Today, we celebrate Saint Monica from the 4th Century who is the patron saint of mothers, invoked for patience and understanding. Saint Monica was the mother of a rebellious man, Augustine, who held no regard for her or others. Saint Monica certainly faced challenges as Augustine’s mother. She constantly hoped, worked, and acted with great effort for her son’s conversion. Monica's time and commitment toward her son may have caused her to abandon herself. She became an alcoholic but did manage to reform. Monica was determined and followed...
33rd Day of Lent - Saint George 🐴 Patron of the Military, Horses, Equestrians & Horse Lovers - Invoked for Military Safety
Saint George set forth and battled the dragon. The young woman handed Saint George her girdle which gave him tremendous powers. He pierced the dragon with his lance, saved the woman, and the town. This “Golden Legend of Saint George” has been told, retold, then told again so there are many versions of the story available for your review online.
32nd Day of Lent - Saint Gertrude of Nivelles 🐈 Patrons of Cats and Cat Lovers - Protecting Homes from Rats & Mice
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.
31st Day of Lent - Saint Rocco 🐕 Patron of Dogs and Dog Lovers - Invoked against Viruses and Plagues
Today, we celebrate Saint Rocco, the patron saint of dogs and dog lovers, generally, yet also the patron of those who rescue lost and abandoned dogs. There are thousands of animal rescue organizations throughout the world. Still, there are too few homes for too many dogs in need of a “Forever Home.” One rescue close to our hearts is Take Paws Rescue here in New Orleans who saved over 1500 dogs in 2020 alone!
30th Day of Lent - Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 🏫 The First American Born - Saint Patron of Educators and American Pride - Invoked perseverance with Hope that “The Best Is Yet to Come”
Saint Elizabeth faced many an obstacle in her life. Her Mom and sister both died before she was 5 years old. Things got better, until they didn’t. She married and bore 5 children and around the time of the War of 1812, she and her husband added 7 of her husband’s siblings to their family. But then her husband died from tuberculosis and Elizabeth was left to shoulder the parenting responsibilities alone. She carried on bravely.