Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
When I create a bracelet honoring Our Lady of Perpetual Help, I always feel so joyous, love the image itself, love the sweet expression of Our Mother Mary's face and how She is embracing Our Lord and love the colors.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God. Sometimes when I find myself, spiritually, in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria; these prayers alone console me; they suffice, they nourish my soul.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Catholic Etsy Artists Guild keeping with spirit of Christmas are doing a season of giveaways in the following weeks so keep tuned to our blog! The following are the items that will be given away.The rules are posted below.The first giveaway will start on Sat.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
On October 28, 2010 I had a dream that topped all of my dreams of Jesus, it was like He was and He wasn't I know sounds confusing, but in my dream I found myself in an ancient time where the streets were of dirt and the homes made what appeared to be clay, it may of been the way to Calvary I could see people on the side of the street, most cheering and some crying and I could hear the screaming and when I got closer I could see this very tall and slender man carrying a cross and at times I didn't see the cross, but I know it was Jesus, he was very tall like almost 7 feet and very slender and what I saw when He got closer I could never forget, He was so full of blood and His body full of wounds, so horrible the wounds, like He had been dragged and the skin peeling off the bones, they were cuts that you can actually see part of the bones and something gushing out of some wounds besides the blood, maybe the muscle tissue hanging out and He just kept walking with so much difficulty and pain.
I was horrified but at the same time I wanted to comfort Him and did not turn of disgust like I would of if I would actually see someone else because I cannot see blood nor cuts I turn away right away but not in my dream. It was painful to see Him that way and I felt helpless.
When I woke up I felt so much sadness and I could feel much more Love for Him that is indescribable just to have seen that image. We see pictures but it does not describe the actual abuse He suffered until I saw Him in my dream. I think He felt I was ready to see His wounds now because I don't think I was ready emotionally before and now, like I mentioned before, the Love I feel is so immense, much more than before because in my dream as He passed by me with all those horrible wounds I could just feel so much love from Him, compassion a sense of forgiveness for the people doing this to Him and it just hurt me to see all those people making fun of Him and it just hurts me now that people still don't believe and still make fun of Him today.
Now when I create a piece in His honor I want to convey that true love, compassion and forgiveness I felt that night in my dream.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
It is very fulfilling for me to finish a piece of jewelry in honor of Our Blessed Mother and all the Divine, but these special necklaces are beyond words for me.