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June is Cancer Awareness Month

I’m sure we all know someone who has cancer. Maybe even you have it yourself. Sometimes it seems like this illness is everywhere. These are a few of the people I know who have been affected by this disease and whom I pray for every day – our former babysitter who as a young mother […]

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The Perfect Patron Saint Medal for Your Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like me scratching your head wondering what to give mom this year.  A gift card? (too impersonal.)  Flowers? (Wilting and dying may be an issue.)  A small appliance? (That was a joke.)  Why not give your mom a gift that is not only beautiful, but […]

St Monica and St Anne – Two Great Saints for Mothers

So, I’ve been wondering – who is thought of more as the patron saint of mothers:  St Monica or St Anne?  When it comes to antique religious medals, St Anne medals are much easier to find that St Monica medals.   As for being patrons of mothers, I know that really they BOTH are patrons of moms, […]

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My Obsession with St Joan of Arc

I admit that I just can’t get enough of St Joan of Arc.  She just seems to be such an awesome saint in so many ways!  The medal above is one of my favorites of her, but I really love all the ones of her that I’ve collected. Here are some of the reasons I […]

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Our Lady of La Salette – A Marian Apparition

The vision of Our Lady of La Salette occurred to two children, Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, while they were tending cattle at La Salette-Fallavaux, France, in 1846. They saw a bright light, then a lady with her head in her hands.