Are you looking for some inspiring Christian music? The Printery House now offers three CDs by Luke Spehar, talented songwriter, singer, and guitarist who composes original Catholic folk music. Spehar couples a unique musical style with inspiring lyrics that reflect a life lived in the light of God’s love. A native of Minnesota, he finds inspiration in the simple, natural beauty of the outdoors, as well as the common human experiences of love, suffering, failures and triumphs. His latest release, “All is Gift” was co-produced by Grammy award-winning Artist Ben Harper, and joins his two other CDs “Be Still,” and “No Other Way.”
Remember that this Sunday is Father’s Day…celebrate your father, grandfather, and husband with a Printery House card and gift. Is your father or husband your “rock”—the guy who keeps you steady, solid, and on whom you can always depend? Give the gift of a St. Peter coffee mug filled with his favorite candies or specially flavored coffee and a gift card to a coffee shop.
A perfect gift for men, this handcrafted ceramic mug depicts the Apostle Peter, who up as a fisherman on Lake Genesareth, alongside his brother. In his gospel, Luke recounted the story of Peter catching so many fish that he fell down before the feet of Jesus and was told by the Lord, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” After becoming a disciple of Jesus, Christ gave Peter the name of Cephas, or rock, and said “…you are Peter and upon this rock I will build my church…”
God can be found in even ordinary things….like soap. But Abbey Scented Soaps are more than just suds; they are infused with Holy Water by Sister Cathleen Marie, who also says a prayer for the person who will be using the soap. Sister Cathleen Marie, called the “Soap Sister,” is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, the monastic community near Clyde, Missouri—just a couple miles from The Printery House. The Soap Sister handcrafts Abbey Scented Soaps in 44 exclusive scents for The Printery House. These soaps are made with natural ingredients that nourish the skin—shea and cocoa butters, olive, coconut, palm, and almond oils.
Pictured here is Sister Cathleen Marie with a Wanda, a volunteer; in the next picture Sr. Cathleen is preparing her “Scrub Stuff, “ a wonderful exfoliant. Born in California, Sister Cathleen entered the Benedictine Sisters in 1967. The Soap Sister feels that she is glorifying God through the work of her hands. And when you use her handcrafted soap, you are remembered in prayer…a heavenly combination of bubbles and blessings.