Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of western monasticism and the creator of St. Benedict’s Rule, a guide to monastic life in which the monks of Conception Abbey follow.
During his life, St. Benedict was known to have performed numerous miracles, including breaking a glass full of poison with the Sign of the Cross, saving a man from drowning by briefly becoming another person, reading the minds of his monks, bringing a child back to life, exorcising a demon and more.
Although St. Benedict lived for several years in solitude, many people found his miracles alluring and began to follow his teachings. He went on to establish 12 monasteries, each with 12 monks, and himself in general control of all. One of St. Benedict’s greatest achievements was his Rule, a guide for the government and the spiritual and material well-being of a monastery. His Rule is said to be one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom.
Here at The Printery House, we offer a unique selection of St. Benedict products, including rosaries, jewelry, icons, cards, books and more. Click the link below to see our full collection:
What better way to see the goodness of the Lord than through the beauty of nature. Whether you have a vegetable garden, flower garden, or just a serene spot near a field or meadow, consider adding a bit of spiritual decoration to your space with our new garden gift items, including two new wind chimes, a planter pick, garden stone, and Irish solar angel. Don’t forget to share the blessings with friends and family, as these items make perfect birthday or special occasion gifts! Click here to shop our Home and Garden gift selections: www.printeryhouse.org
“For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those whose sake it is tilled, receives a blessing from God.” Hebrews 6:7
Spring! Time for spring cleaning in every sense of the word. What has been consuming or cluttering your life and thoughts during the past year? Have you found time to pray as often as you’d like? Read the Bible? Do daily devotions? Perhaps deciding that you can consume fewer “things” and give more of yourself and your time to God will be a calming and cleansing act. The Printery House offers a wide selection of magnetic tablets to help you get organized and list the chores you need to get done. Once the chores are on paper, tackle a few at a time, but then forget about them. Clear your mind and get outside each day to enjoy God’s beautiful creation…the budding trees, the blooming flowers, the sparkling stars. And when you’re outside, be silent…be still and listen for God’s voice. It will be the most renewing part of your day.
Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a
Give the gift of music with a unique music box. These distinctive music boxes feature meaningful melodies as well as beautiful artwork.
G2567 – This unique translucent heart-shaped music box features a cameo of the Madonna and Child on a blue and gold background. Turn the dial on the bottom to hear the melody “Ave Maria.”
G2550- This music box features a cameo of a butterfly on a lilac background. Turn the dial on the bottom to hear the melody for the “Lord’s Prayer.”
G2575—This beautiful transparent music box showcases the gold musical mechanism inside. An ivory cameo of angels with a wreath adorns the front of the box on an ebony and gold background. Wind the box to hear the lovely music of “In the Garden.”
G2568 A perfect gift for all occasions, this transparent music box features white angels on a ruby background. Wind the lever at the bottom to hear “Amazing Grace” and watch the musical mechanism spin.