Lo, October is hastening by, and the great Solemnity of All Saints is nearly upon us. If you were thinking of celebrating with vintage religious goods of one kind or another, here are some ideas.
Saint Therese in Shrine
Wooden Angel Corbel from Holland
Filipino Saint Joseph
15th-Century French Bishop
16th-Century Unidentified Saint in Pipe Clay
A set of three enameled statues.
Our Lady in Wooden Shrine
Saint Joseph Again
Miscellaneous Saintly Items:
St. Joseph on a watch charm. Saddens me to see something like this on Ebay: the vendor notes that both his/her grandmother and mother kept this charm on their watches. May it find another loving home, and perhaps inspire the next grandchild to hang onto it.
Someone more knowledgeable about iconography will have to identify this saint for me. He is crowned and holding a book.
Meanwhile, for your own progress towards sainthood . . . Tell all your friends and relatives that your Christmas gift to them this year is your personal holiness.
Don’t need a prie-dieu? How about this holy-water font?
Here’s a memento mori to cherish and polish.