Dec 27, 2016 - What a year!
Hope everyone had a blessed Advent and Christmas! We've been humbled by the response of our new site and have sold more in the last three months than we typically sell in a year, at a time that is historically slow! Since we never advertised, I focused our efforts on search engine optimization (so you see our site when doing searches), and have been highly successful helping churches find our unique inventory online like never before. Please bear with us while we work out the kinks, we've been busy adding inventory photos and redoing older pictures, however we have an enormous inventory and it will be an ongoing project. We're encouraged by so many churches redesigning or adding on, and are excited to continue to serve our Catholic community. Thank you all so much once again!
Oct 7, 2016 - Statues done, Chalices next!
Been a bit too busy to even write up some tidings! We finally have most of our larger statues photographed, sized, and listed here. We're currently working on doing the same for the chalices. We've had many seminarians contact us recently (thanks btw!), and it's been a struggle to manage so many requests. Please hang tight over the next couple months while we organize them and put a hold on individual requests of photos. As always Deacons are encouraged to visit in person since their chalice is so personal, and we're always glad to have you out, even at a moments notice. Once we have all our chalices organized, we'll be in a perfect position to get relevant information and photos out virtually immediately upon request.
Sept 4, 2016 - An altar restored, a story told.
In the summer we had an amazing lady come out to visit with a unique story. We learned her husband is a pediatric doctor, and they decided to create a chapel inside their practice for solace and prayer. They put their hearts, faith, and life-savings into this project so the children, along with their families and friends could lean on each other and pray beside each other in times of need. Having a kids of my own, I know the parents of children who need critical care can't be thankful enough.
It's a project like this I found truly inspiring and something I'll never forget. We're always glad to help churches, diocese, priests, etc, however this felt far more personal and I'm honored I was able to help.
They recently finished the altar, it was one we had that needed restoring:
And while they were having it restored, discovered it was originally Gold Leaf!
So they kept it as original as possible during restoration, and this is the result:
Absolutely fantastic! Thanks Kristen and Allen, I pray you, the children, and their parents find comfort here.