Sunday, May 7, 2017

Folk Art: Joan of Angels

Great folk art here of angels from "Joan of Angels" -- Home * Joan of Angels.

She's the guest tonight on Coast to Coast. I don't know anything about her, but her work is obviously very personal and in the folk art genre.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Elderly Catholic woman has mistakenly been praying every day to Elrond from ‘Lord of the Rings’ – DeadState

Elderly Catholic woman has mistakenly been praying every day to Elrond from ‘Lord of the Rings’ – DeadState.



A grandmother in Brazil has been praying to a statue of Elrond, the elf from Lord of the Rings, and not St. Anthony, as she had thought.


St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost items, among other things:

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints. Saint Anthony of Padua, patron saint of lost and stolen articles, was a powerful Franciscan preacher and teacher. He’s typically portrayed holding the child Jesus—or a lily—or a book—or all three—in his arms.  Many people give alms to St. Anthony Bread in thanksgiving to God for blessings received through the prayers of St. Anthony. St. Anthony of Padua’s life is what every Christian’s life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God. (Source: St. Anthony of Padua)