October 14, 2010

Do You Know This Woman?

I'm so embarrassed ~ I frequently snatch up vintage religious icons and medals at flea markets and tag sales and I just made a necklace with a medal/pendant I LOVED ~ but I didn't know for sure who she was!  Does anybody know this woman?


Okay, so that's not really a close-up.  Let's try again.


Okay, so any ideas?  Well, I found out this morning pretty much by accident.  I stopped at a local religious store to pick up Guardian Angel prayer cards for my son's first grade Sunday School class (they'll be learning about it this Sunday) and it occurred to me that the store owner might know who it was.  And of course I was wearing the necklace so I asked him if he knew and he said, without missing a beat, "That's St. Theresa."  Well, 12 years of Catholic school education clearly did not serve me well in this instance!  I was embarrassed that I didn't know it was her.  Her name is actually St. Therese of Lisieux France, and she was a Carmelite nun who died at the age of 24.  You can learn more about the "Little Flower"
here
.

Well, I guess that's enough of the religious history lesson......all I know is that when I wear it I feel VeRY BLEsseD.


Have a great weekend everyone!

9 comments:

Tamarah said...

Kathleen it's a BEAUTIFUL piece & a LOVELY tribute to this sweet soul....!!

THANK YOU for the link....I enjoyed reading about her life....!

I hope your weekend is filled with creativity....!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Stunningly gorgeous as always. Thanks for linking up to my Open House :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your necklace. I did not know who it was - Thanks for the link.
Have a great weekend.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Kathleen, really beautiful, I love all your creations. I just happened to know who she was as I have been using a few medals also in my pieces. They are SO lovely! Thank you for linking up to VIF. Hope your weekend is wonderful!
xo,
Debra

Sandi said...

I found a St Theresa too. Check out my blog to see the beautiful statue I found of her. She is amazing. impatientcajun.blogspot.com
Your necklace is absolutely amazing.

A Cottage Muse said...

Kathleen this is just exquisite!!

julie miller said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog--found it at Common Ground's VIF party. This necklace is just beautiful and am dying to go back to older posts and see more and check out your etsy too!! I recently started making jewelry and am totally addicted! Thanks for sharing, Julie

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very pretty and creative.
:-)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It certainly is a pretty necklace! And St. Therese is certainly a very interesting saint! I was very blessed to visit Lisieux on a pilgrimage last year. We visited her charming home and got to know her amazing family story. Patsy from
HeARTworks

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