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Feast Day of Guardian Angels

Today, October 2nd, we celebrate the Feast Day of the Guardian Angels.

It’s a comforting thought for parents to know that a guardian angel protects their little ones from danger. Yet guardian angels are not only for children. Their role is to represent each of us before God, to watch over us always, to aid our prayer, and guide us to good thoughts and works. Since the 17th century the Church has celebrated a feast honoring them in October.      Devotion to the angels is an expression of faith in God’s enduring love and providential care extended to each person every day until life’s end. The Printery House offers an 11 x 14 framed print( FP43413) featuring the Evening Prayer of Saint Augustine. The prayer is surrounded by a beautiful fine art border of angels surrounding the Blessed Virgin holding the Christ Child. (The Virgin with Angels by William-Adolphe Bouguereau -1825-1905)

Evening Prayer of Saint Augustine 
Watch, Lord, with those
who wake or weep tonight.
Give the angels and saints
charge over those who sleep.
O Lord Jesus Christ,
tend Your sick ones,
rest Your weary ones,
bless Your dying ones,
soothe the suffering ones,
pity all the afflicted ones,
shield the joyful ones,
and all for Your love’s sake.
Amen.

 

This year  The Printery House is also offering a Christmas card (CH9004) that features a glorious angel, a detail from the mural painted by monks of Conception Abbey in the 1890’s, located in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Missouri.

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Christian Paintings: Think Outside the Box With Great Christian Wall Art

"As For Me" Framed Canvas Wall Art

“As For Me” Framed Canvas Wall Art

Got great walls? Got great faith? Adorn them and express them with Christian wall plaques, art work or paintings.

It’s trendier than ever to get creative with wall art, and today there are so many options for inspiring others who come to your home (or office) with your faith. You’re not limited anymore to traditional colors or the same list of traditional designs.

In fact, Christian paintings are all over Pinterest and other social media sites because there are so many colors and styles in which to share the message of God’s love. You might choose to buy a pre-painted canvas with a bold verbal message, such as a verse, or one with a collection of words that reflect popular verses when placed together.

You might also look for popular Christian wall art that ties in nature together with faith, such as birds as the focus and a scripture, such as: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” If you like nature but birds aren’t really your interest, there are many choices that feature grand trees and timeless verses of comfort, such as “For I know the plans I have for you, to give you a hope and a purpose.”

If you like to think outside the box when it comes to Christian paintings, look for bold impressions of the face of Jesus or bold representations of the cross. As you explore your choices, you may notice that you can create this type of art by getting a blank canvas, some paint samples and delving into your own meaning behind your faith. Whether you create it or purchase it from great sources like The Printery House (a 60-year business with its own special story to tell) there’s no limit to what you can share with Christian paintings.

In fact, you may find that this type of faith-filled artwork is the perfect solution to all your gift needs throughout the year, from confirmation and baptisms to weddings and holidays. Choose a few that reflect simple messages of hope and love and keep them on hand – you may be surprised to see how many chances you have to inspire someone when you’re ready with the right message. Look today online at our beautiful Christian artwork, here at the Printery House, and choose a special piece to share the message of Christ.

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Five Myths About Wedding Gift Giving, and Ideas for Blessing a Marriage

Love One Another Wall Art

Love One Another Wall Art

A wedding is truly a sacred and meaningful event, and part of God’s plan according to the scripture “It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.” Although wedding styles have changed, ranging from destination weddings to large-scale formal affairs, one thing is true – you, as a guest, can take part in blessing a marriage with your support if it, your presence and a special gift you may give the couple.

While many couples may have a list of towels and cookware on a department store registry, you have an opportunity to give the bride and groom something they can treasure. Here are some points to consider the next time you’re searching for what to give a bride and groom:

1. Myth: I should find something expensive from their registry.
Fact: Many times, these gifts are either purchased by the bride and groom themselves with wedding money, or are added to the registry as a “maybe we’ll get it” kind of item. Don’t feel pressure to purchase based on the dollar amount. Instead, try a customized or personal gift like a special frame or devotional. Many times these are the gifts they’ll remember.

2. Myth: I have to bring a gift to the wedding.
Fact: There’s no gift requirement. In fact, a beautiful handwritten card or letter expressing your wishes for them might be just the thing. Try a card with a story, such as a religious greeting card from The Printery House, a monastery set in northwest Missouri. The cards are made on-site by monks and artists.

3. Myth: The gift, if I get one, has to be brought to the ceremony.
Fact: You can appropriately send a wedding gift for blessing a marriage up to six months (or more!) following the wedding. This might be a fun surprise, or a way to see which items the couple truly needs as they establish a home.

4. Myth: It’s impersonal to send a gift to them by mail.
Fact: More and more guests are ordering, paying and shipping right from their computer, and it’s easy for the couple to exchange or return if needed. It’s completely appropriate to send it from an online source, and you can find many personalized items, such as decorative wall art,available from online Christian stores that are specially-geared toward these occasions.

5. Myth: Wherever I get the gift, I should send something tangible.
Fact: Have you considered blessing a marriage using an act of service, such as preparing some freezer meals for the couple’s first months or offering some help with setting up their new home? These ideas and more will mean a lot to the couple and be something they are likely to remember.

Is there wedding shopping in your future? Check out the collection of faith-filled and inspiring gifts and cards from The Printery House. Every purchase goes to support the monastic work of Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery.

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Four Powerful Ways to Share Your Faith With Christian Paintings and Framed Prints

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Watercolor Sunset Scene

Want to know where art, faith and great decorating style meet?  Check out new styles of Christian paintings and Christian wall art. From thoughtful and inspiring to whimsical and bright, there’s a wall art piece waiting for your home or that of a friend.

Sometimes just a few words can be a powerful reminder of God’s love, so consider updating that room or home project with a wall plaque or several arranged together. Try having one as a central focal point, such as one with the famous message “Preach the gospel at all times, use words if necessary,” by St. Francis of Assisi.

Looking for a gift for a teen or a newlywed? Consider a Christian painting with bright colors and a message that resonates with every demographic. The artists and monks at The Printery House offer one with purples and blues in a modern style, sharing the message “We know that ALL THINGS work together for good for those who love God.” This type of framed Christian art works for all styles of décor.

If you attend a baptism ceremony or a wedding, you may even want to jot down a scripture that was used during the event and then make your own wall décor to honor the moment using a blank canvas. You can pair your own creation with a framed poster or plaque of a similar design that you find online.

If adding an exciting element to your entryway at home or at the office is on your mind this year, try a framed Christian art print with bright colors and visible art strokes that feature the cross. Right away, anyone who enters will know about your faith, and the art from The Printery House will resonate with every season, including “Where there is peace, there is God.”

In all these styles, you can be reminded of the scripture: Deuteronomy 6:6-9 — “Write these commandments that I’ve given you today on your hearts. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates.”

Keeping a few of these great gifts like wall plagues, Christian paintings or sculpted gifts for home or garden in your gift drawer means you’ll be ready to share your faith and show someone how special they are. Don’t forget to pair it with a beautiful hand-designed card from The Printery House, nestled in the rolling hills of the Benedictine monastery Conception Abbey.

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