Month: August 2015

Give a Great Gift

Has your son or daughter gone off to college? Send one of these inspiring Printery House plaques in a little TLC box to encourage them while they are away at school. These also make great gifts for a friend’s birthday or especially if someone needs daily encouragement. One plaque features a chalkboard on part of it…you could add your own message: “Remember to phone me!” and sign your name. All make thoughtful gifts of faith.

Acknowledge a Friend

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter: he that has found one has found a treasure.” This scripture passage from Sirach 6:14 certainly rings true. How many times has a friend been a “shelter” for you…talked with you, cried with you, laughed with you, prayed with you and for you. Remember a special friend with a Printery House Thinking of You card. Let friends know you’re thinking of them…you’ll be amazed at the results.

Brother Christopher

Meet Brother Christopher…one of our favorite characters featured on Printery House cards. He is a Benedictine monk who lives at the Abbey, where he does God’s work as a teacher, musician, and calligrapher.

Brother Christopher loves all God’s creatures—especially a little mouse named Benny, who also lives in the Basilica. They met when Brother Christopher was practicing the pipe organ and one of the floor pedals stuck, making a loud bass sound. Benny came to the rescue and managed to wiggle under the organ pedal, just enough to release it. That was the beginning of a great friendship–and now Benny pounces on the organ pedals at just the right times to help Brother Christopher play hymns!

When Brother Christopher writes cards using calligraphy, a specialty taught at the Abbey, Benny often dips his tail in the ink and adds a few words. If Brother Christopher is late for evening prayer, he’s just feeding and tending to all his little animal friends…especially Benny the Mouse.