Saturday, September 13, 2008
What is in your home?
Adrienne and Angela inspired me to run a contest where the participants count the number of sacramentals and Catholic images they have on display in their home. Adrienne's rules are simple: the items have to be Catholic (don't count books) and they have to be on display at all times. I was surprised at the number of Catholic items I have in my home. When they are spread out in different rooms, it seems like less.
Ready, set go! Count up your items while I search for an appropriate prize to award to the person who actually owns the fewest sacramentals. You didn't think I would give it to the one who has plenty, did you?
Here is a count & photo display of my favourite items: (Click on any picture to enlarge it)
Pictures 30 (it seems high because I have the stations of the cross)
Statues 10 plus 1 in my garden for 11 total
Holy water/font 2
Rosaries on display 2 plus a rosary ring for 3
Scapulars on display 5
Total 57 items
This crucifix hangs in my kitchen, one of seven throughout the house.
This is my oldest statue, that of the Holy Family. It sits on my 1920's antique piano, which I don't have time to play anymore.
This picture is in the entrance way to our home, a gift from my last priest, one for each family who was present for the consecration to the Sacred Heart.
This beautiful crucifix is the first thing anyone will see when they enter our house - a gift from my blogging buddy, Dr. Bombay. It's so beautiful, yet he still was able to part with it.
These little statues sit on my Catholic bookshelf in my prayer/reading room. My sister Marilena gave me the statue of St Therese, and the other two were given to me by Dr. Bombay.
These are three of the fourteen stations of the cross I have in my prayer room, also given to me by Dr. B. He sent me a whole box of stuff when he sold his house!
My Catholic bookshelf; there are lots more books elsewhere, too!
Our Lady of Fatima, holding a very special pearl and silver rosary that I gave to my daughter on her Confirmation day this year.
The Last Supper, which I purchased at a Catholic bookstore in downtown Seattle last year when I went with my sister Shirley to Father Corapi's Lenten Retreat. The statue of the Sacred Heart I purchased in Quebec City a few years ago. It has its own interesting little story.
So come on, join in the contest! I will post the prize in a few days.