Below are a few sacred images that are being offered through my ETSY shop. Each image has a description of where and how it originated and also a link for more information regarding these sacred images. The goal of creating and selling these iconic images is to draw you closer to our Lord and Mother, God Bless!
The Holy Face of Jesus
Have you heard about the devotion of reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus? It is a devotion that was first heard of through a Carmelite Nun named Sister Mary of St. Peter in France, 1844, who stated Our Lord revealed this devotion to her at Mount Carmel. Sister Mary of St. Peter stated that Our Lord wanted this devotion to be spread throughout the world with the goal of making reparation for the sins which offend God. Many wonderful promises are attached to this devotion.
For more information about the devotion, please follow this link to the Holy Face of Jesus Devotion page.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
In 1531 a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a humble Native American at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of what is now Mexico City.
She identified herself as the ever virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth.
She made a request for a church to be built on the site, and submitted her wish to the local Bishop. When the Bishop hesitated, and requested her for a sign, the Mother of God obeyed without delay or question to the Church’s local Bishop, and sent her native messenger to the top of the hill in mid-December to gather an assortment of roses for the Bishop.
After complying to the Bishop’s request for a sign, She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native’s tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 487 years later and still defies all explanations of its origin.
For more information about the devotion, please follow this link to the official Our Lady of Guadalupe website.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Devotion to the wounded heart of Jesus has its origins in the eleventh century, when pious Christians meditated on the Five Wounds of Christ. There grew up among the faithful prayers to the Sacred Heart, prayers to the Shoulder Wound of Christ—private devotions which helped Christians to focus on the passion and death of Christ, and thus to grow in love for our Savior who had suffered and died for us.
It was not until 1670, however, that a French priest, Fr. Jean Eudes, celebrated the first Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Around the same time, a pious sister by the name of Margaret Mary Alacoque began to report visions of Jesus. He appeared to her frequently, and in December 1673, he permitted Margaret Mary—as had once allowed St. Gertrude—to rest her head upon his Heart. As she experienced the comfort of his presence, Jesus told her of his great love and explained that he had chosen her to make his love and his goodness known to all.
For more information about the devotional and the promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, please take a look at the following article in the National Catholic Register.
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”
Small of stature, rock like in faith, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.” She was a soul filled with the light of Christ, on fire with love for Him and burning with one desire: “to quench His thirst for love and for souls.” On 7 October 1950 the new congregation of the Missionaries of Charity was officially established in the Archdiocese of Calcutta. By the early 1960s, Mother Teresa began to send her Sisters to other parts of India. The Decree of Praise granted to the Congregation by Pope Paul VI in February 1965 encouraged her to open a house in Venezuela. It was soon followed by foundations in Rome and Tanzania and, eventually, on every continent. Starting in 1980 and continuing through the 1990s, Mother Teresa opened houses in almost all of the communist countries, including the former Soviet Union, Albania and Cuba.
This prayer to the left was one that hung on the wall of the Sisters of Charity mother house in Calcutta.
For more information about St. Mother Teresa, please visit her official website here.
Available sizing options available through ETSY are:
8″ x 10″ – $25.95
12″ x 15″ – $39.95
16″ x 20″ – $69.95
24″ x 30″ – $109.95
Sacred Images are all laser engraved on 1/2″ maple plywood with laser cut edges. The laser cut edge gives it the burned edge appearance. All orders over $35.00 ship for free.
Custom Scripture Signs
Custom scripture passages are available with either of the images below.
You have each image option as well as the biblical verse of your choice:
Available sizing options through ETSY are:
10″ x 20″ – $49.95
12″ x 24″ – $69.95
15″ x 30″ – $99.95