Catholic Treasure Box

 

Beautiful things of the Catholic Faith that can Not be Found in Any Other church.

I’m a convert!

And as such I truly realize the Treasure of our Catholic faith. As a child, I attended many different churches; Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, even Mormon.

One day, after becoming Catholic, the Holy Spirit gave me this idea as a teaching aid for CCD classes.  My Faith is like a Treasure!  I went in search of a Treasure box and found this one at a local antique store.  What a Find!  I couldn’t believe it…

And so I began gathering items to put into my Treasure Box;  Blessed Palm Leaves, Holy Water, Blessed Oil, a Crucifix, Holy Cards about the Saints, all the Sacraments (images printed onto cards), Holy Medals, Incense, and of course a Rosary.  Over time, it has grown to include all the items you now see in this photo.

I soon realized that not only are these the beautiful things of the Catholic faith but they are things that you can Not Find in Any Other Faith/Church.  This made my Catholic Treasure Box even more special to me and a better teaching aid especially to older students.

Now as my children are grown and moving away to college, I have decided to make one for each of them.  I figure if they truly want to leave behind this Beautiful Treasure of the Catholic Faith, they will have to physically remove this Treasure Box from their presence.  If you find our Catholic Faith a Treasure, I encourage you to do the same.

 

Blessings,

Sharon

My prayer is that you enjoy my images and Give Glory 2 God.
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Meditation: What do you most treasure? In a peasant community the best safe was often the earth.  The man in the parable “went in his joy” to sell everything. Why?  Because he found a treasure worth possessing above all else he had… rc.net http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/matt1344.htm

Meditation: What do you treasure and seek after the most? What do you value above all else? Jesus offers a treasure of incomparable value and worth, but we need healthy eyes – good spiritual vision – to recognize what is the greatest treasure we can possess. What Jesus said about seeking treasure made perfect sense to his audience: keep what lasts! Aren’t we all trying to find something we treasure in this life in the hope that it will bring us happiness, peace, and security?… rc.net http://www.rc.net/wcc/readings/jun17.htm

“The Annunciation of the Lord”

I created this college in honor of today’s Feast Day… “The Annunciation of the Lord”

The Annunciation is, “the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God…” ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation

It is a little late this year because March 25th (9 months until Dec. 25th, “The Birth of our Lord”) fell on Good Friday which meant that we would be celebrating Jesus’s conception and death on the same day, therefore, it was transferred to the first day after the Easter Octave.

It’s also my favorite Feast day because it is the day that I came into the Catholic Church. One of the main reasons I became interested in religion is because of the many hours of art history classes studying religious artwork in college. The Annunciation images in particular called me to Jesus through Mary. After college, I completed the RCIA program and was Baptized and Confirmed at the Easter Vigil, which fell on, March 25th, that year, the Feast of the Annunciation!!!

Also, many of Fra Angelico’s pieces were part of my main conversion and he is the patron saint of Artist.

So, thank you, Mother Mary… Queen of Heaven & Earth, continue to lead me to your son, Jesus and Fra Angelico, pray for us artist that through our art we may direct others to God like you.

Easter blessings,

Sharon

 

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