Tuesday, February 28, 2012


May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

I have a wonderful collection of Irish treasures that my little leprechauns and I are working on and will be posting on the website soon.  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption.
Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.  Mark 1:15

Sunday, February 19, 2012


The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows is a devotion to Mary and Her suffering through the life and death of Her Son. This rosary is also known as the Servite Rosary which originated in the 13th century when seven noblemen from Florence, Italy founded the order of the Servants of Mary or "Servites". In a vision Our Lady appeared to them holding black garments and said, “You will found a new Order, and you will be my witnesses throughout the world. This is your name: Servants of Mary. This is your rule: that of Saint Augustine. And here is your distinctive sign: the black scapular, in memory of my sufferings at the foot of the Cross.” The Feast Day of the Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order is February 17th.

This rosary is handmade and the Seven Sorrows medal and rosary center are hand cast in solid bronze from original vintage pieces. The Ave beads are jet black Czech beads representing the black garments given to the Seven Holy Founders by Our Lady asking them to wear them in memory of her Dolours and Passion of her only Son. The Paters are hand cast bronze circles representing God. The circle has no beginning and no end, it is a never ending form representing God as eternal.

As you meditate on the Seven Sorrows of the Most Holy Virgin and pray this rosary may you find comfort in the tears that Mary shed and know that she is always with you.

The Order of Servites, or Servants of Mary, is an order of friars, who follow the rule of Saint Augustine. It was instituted in Italy in the thirteenth century by seven rich men of Florence, and has for its special object meditation on the Dolours of the most holy Virgin, that its members may feel and share them with her, and propagate this devotion among the faithful.
-C. Kegan Paul

 The Feast Day of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order is February 17th.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012




Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and healing, but even more of faith. Church authorities have recognized over 60 miraculous cures, although there have probably been many more. To people of faith this is not surprising. It is a continuation of Jesus’ healing miracles—now performed at the intercession of his mother. Some would say that the greater miracles are hidden. Many who visit Lourdes return home with renewed faith and a readiness to serve God in their needy brothers and sisters. There still may be people who doubt the apparitions of Lourdes. Perhaps the best that can be said to them are the words that introduce the film Song of Bernadette: “For those who believe in God, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


"Go to the foot of the tabernacle and say one Pater (Our Father), Ave (Hail Mary), and Gloria (Glory Be) when you can’t do anymore. This is enough to strengthen you against temptations. If someone has faith, makes visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and makes his daily meditation, I tell you, it will be impossible for him to sin."- DON BOSCO

Religious treasures honoring St. John Bosco