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“The baser, humbler soul was I, the more exhausted did I grow. ‘No hope!’ Was all that I could say. But, as I sank and sank so low, higher and higher did I fly.”
~Excerpt taken from one of the poems of Our Holy Father John of the Cross~
Story behind Etsy:
In Carmel, I discovered a love for designing holy cards for the other sisters when their vows or clothing ceremonies were approaching; I would raid the convent art room and hunt for the most unique pictures and colors I could find that complimented one another. I will never forget my novice mistress’ answer when asked what her favorite color was: “I don’t have a favorite color, I just like colors that go well together.” This hobby carried over when I discovered a different calling to be a Carmelite Hermitess. After Our Lord’s Resurrection, Lazarus became a bishop, Martha started a community of holy virgins, but what did Mary Magdalene do? She became an Anchorite; she lived in a cave the rest of her days and in order to be faithful to her solitude with Our Lord, the angels brought her the Eucharist everyday. All the proceeds will be part of my means for sustainable living, just as religious communities depend on donations with their vow of poverty and specializing in something in particular to bring in income for the monastery, that is my goal with a hermitage!