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May 2022 Saint of the Month Box

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May 2022 Saint of the Month Box

Saint of the month for May 2022 is St. Joan a.k.a Joan of Arc. "The Maid of New Orleans" is invoked for courage, personal empowerment, spiritual power, resilience, overcoming obstacles, and defeating one’s enemies. She's the patron saint of military servicemembers (especially female ones), prisoners, and people ridiculed for their faith. Her feast day is May 30th. Looking to spruce up your altars, add to your chaplet or holy card collection, or just learn more about saints and spirits in folk Catholicism? The Saint of the Month box gets you a hand-picked and handmade bundle of saints’ goodies selected for you and shipped to...

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Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake: When St. Expedite Wants a Little Better Than Sara Lee

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Pecan Cream Cheese Pound Cake: When St. Expedite Wants a Little Better Than Sara Lee

Tradition has it that St. Expedite loves his Sara Lee pound cake. Some devotees will even say he prefers it to homemade pound cake. I don’t know about all that. But I do know a few things. One, you should try to be as specific as possible when working with St. Expedite. Two, you should give him your agreed-upon offerings when you see specific movement congruent with your petition. You can’t always get *everything* you want all the time in a hurry – recognize that he did work for you and acknowledge what he was able to do. He’s not...

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Saint of the Month: St. Martin of Tours / San Martin Caballero

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Saint of the Month: St. Martin of Tours / San Martin Caballero

November’s saint for the Saint of the Month Box is St. Martin of Tours, aka San Martin Caballero, whose feast day in the Roman Catholic calendar is November 11th. He was a 4th century bishop in Tours but had once been a soldier, and this is how he’s almost always pictured in the art of Western Christendom – a soldier on horseback cutting his cloak in half to clothe a beggar. He had a reputation for miracles even while he was still living, and he was one of the first non-martyred saints to be venerated so widely. Officially, he’s the patron saint...

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