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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sister Mary Martha's Christmas Gift Guide

Now that I've aggravated people with my post from yesterday and have your attention, it's time to launch Sister Mary Martha's holiday gift guide.  Yes, I said holiday, which means holy day. (Always remember that!) Taking a tip from Oprah,  I found some of my favorite things.

For example. Here is a gift to please the whole family. Who wouldn't enjoy a little NUN BOWLING? Some of you might want to label them with nuns from your childhood. We know nuns these days are all hootenanny and peace signs, but that was not always the case. Bowl over Sister Marillia and then tells the kids about how it was "when I was a boy".
Twinkling LED saintliness

Of course, over at the shop, we can match you with your custom patron saints. We make a great stocking stuffer. But keep in mind that having a medal that reminds you of your saint is just a way to remind yourself to behave, so that some day you may make it to Heaven.

So here's another good way to remind yourself or your loved ones of your saintly goals.

We know a lot of people need reminding, so the price is right on this item.

Okay,okay, these items are a little...not serious. But here is an item I've found at the local religious goods store. Every once in a while I pick up a couple and whoever they've landed with has been delighted to get one. And you'll get six! And if you look around, you'll see that there are other types, from the 12 Steps to inspirational quotes, the various names of Jesus! There are a lot of different types.  Every time you click your pen you get a different step or Commandment or Beatitude or name of Jesus.  Fantastic!

We have a few more, but for today, we'll end with a a gift for all those people who are concerning themselves with the War on Christmas.  Jesus is the reason for the season, after all.

This has been so much fun! If you have some gift ideas, we'll be happy to pass them on. And we'll keep surfing.


The Critical Mom said...

Sorry, I don't know the saint of the day. But I do know that the only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Merry Christmas, and in all honesty I didn't think that one up--it was Oscar Wilde. I write because your name popped up on the "top 100" best blogs by Catholic nuns and priests, and I'd like your take on nuns and children. You write, I assume tongue-in-cheek, that you enjoy terrorizing children. For some time I've been following "a firetender's blog" devoted to persons physically and sexually abused by nuns. The nuns I've met--I am not religious--are often humorous, well-educated, scholarly--but I often discover what impress me as hang-ups about sexuality or authority. In your considered opinion, is this true? And how much does a nun's personal life as a celibate influence her role as, say, a schoolteacher? You can reach me at Sigmund@panix.com. Or post on my blog, below, but the blog's not about religion, so I'd prefer an email, should you have time.

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would a life of celibacy have any influence on someone's role as a teacher?