Monday, February 14, 2011

Patroness Treasury

'Patroness' by AngelosTreasures

This Treasury is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe Patroness of the unborn Creations by Teamcatholic artisans Not just a creation, but an inspiration to transmit an emotion through their artistic gifts

These creations are from various artisans, when you click on the item it will take you to their
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Pro-Life Large Glas...

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Hooded Baby Blanket

Powder Rose Swarovs...

Upcycled Framed Our...


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Saint Gianna Berett...

Pro Life Necklace (...


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Giveaway from St Ann Pixie

Our giveaways are back up!

This weeks giveaway comes from StAnnesPixies and is an awesome Pink Sprite Waldorf Doll with an Orange Petal Skirt

Check out her shop which offers beautiful gifts for the coming Holy communion season!!!

It up for grabs for anyone who follow the rules:

To enter the giveaway you can complete any of the following tasks. Please leave your contact email address in your comment(s) so that we can notify you if you are a winner. Completing multiple tasks will get you multiple entries into the giveaway.

Each task must be added as separate comment in order to count as an additional entry. If you do not leave an email address your entry will be disqualified.

1. Follow the Catholic Etsy Artists Blog by using the google friend connect tool (bottom left).
2. Leave a comment in the etsy treasury created here
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with the link to your tweet.
4. "Like" on Facebook
5.Blog post about our giveaway with a link to our blog and leave a comment with the link to your blog post.
6. Tell us your favorite item from Etsy shop or StAnnesPixies her shop sponsporing the giveaway for this week.

Giveaways ends Feb 21th and watch out for the next giveaway!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BlueAventurine Rosary with Pardon Crucifix and IHS center

BlueAventurine Rosary with Pardon Crucifix and IHS center

I love to use a Pardon Crucifix on my rosaries because it carries a special indulgence attached to its use.  For those who are not familiar with the term indulgence it is given by the Church to remit the temporal punishment of sins that have been forgiven.

   About the Pardon Crucifix:.
These indulgences have been declared upon the Pardon Crucifix by Pope St. Pius X in 1905, and have been approved in the pardon of the living and the souls in Purgatory in 1907. The lengths of the indulgences were repealed in the new Enchiridion, and the indulgences were granted to remit the guilt of the sin committed:

1. Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix, may thereby gain an indulgence.

2. For devoutly kissing the Crucifix, an indulgence is gained.

3. Whoever says one of the following invocations before this crucifix may gain each time an indulgence: "Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." "I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God for me."

4. Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a Plenary Indulgence on the following feasts: On the feasts of the Five Wounds of our Lord, the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate Conception, and the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

5. Whoever, at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church, or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will gain a Plenary Indulgence.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Heather's Homestead Shop Intro!

Hello, everyone.  I'm a Catholic Mother, expecting my 5th child this April.  I live with my family on a small farm and keep chickens, honeybees, pigs, and grow a large vegetable garden.  From January to Easter, I decorate Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky).  With their deep Catholic symbolism, I hope that they will inspire people to bring their hearts closer to God this Easter season and always!

I sell my pysanky at  Please come over and visit my shop.

I also blog about homestead life, catholic mothering, Polish traditions, and pysanky making.  There is a pysanka giveaway going on right now to celebrate the grand opening of my shop!  Find out how to enter at this post:

Here are some examples of my work:

 A goose egg pysanka with poppy motif.

White chicken egg pysanka with star & flowers motif.

A brown chicken egg pysanka with church motif.

Pysanky may look painted, but they are done with a wax-resist technique.  Melted beeswax is written on the empty eggshells with a special stylus.  The egg is then dipped in successively darker dyes with more beeswax written in between colors.  The beeswax is then melted off to reveal the completed design! 

Here are some common symbols and their meanings:
  • Stars:  Christ, the light of the world
  • Crosses:  Salvation
  • Flowers and Greenery:  Springtime and the Resurrection
  • 5 dots in a pattern:  The 5 Wounds of Christ
  • Teardrop Shapes:  Tears of Mary
  • Waves:  The Waters of Baptism
  • Nets:  That we Christians are to be Fishers of Men
  • Triangles:  The Holy Trinity
I wish you a Blessed Lent and a Happy Easter Season 2011!!!