Monday, September 6, 2010
I've long been a fan of kitsch. Religious kitsch has its own special place in my heart since I grew up Catholic and my favorite aunt was a nun.
I found the perfect bracelet from Sister Mary Martha's Etsy shop Heaven Help Us. You know, I'm pretty sure that Sister Mary Martha isn't really a nun. I doubt that the Catholic church condones their nuns running a side business. If they did, I'm sure we'd have far more common sights like nuns on the corner selling Holy Water Lemonade for 5 cents. I would buy that but the pope might frown. But with a personal motto of "Life is tough. Nuns are tougher." I don't think I can pass up the lure of the Jobs and Income Set of saints medallions bracelet.
Sister Mary Martha specifically grouped these saints together for their beneficial effect on for finding a job and keeping a stable income. Perhaps an unlikely grouping. You wouldn't see these folks gathering after work for happy hour. What would they talk about? There's Pope John Paul II, who had the longest run in history for as a Pope (the stability factor;) St. Expeditus, the patron saint of things that need to get here in a hurry; the Infant of Prague, the patron of financial stabilty; St. Martin de Caballero, who according to Sister Mary Martha "would give you the shirt off his back; and finally, St. Francis of Assisi, who made a close friend of Lady Poverty, just in case you need little help dealing with the fact that it's hard to make ends meet."
Perhaps an unlikely grouping. You wouldn't see these folks gathering after work for happy hour. What would they talk about? But for a prayer bracelet, heck it just might work.
Posted by Moody Girl at 11:11 AM