Bees Wax Candles from Ukraine

I have another wonderful find from Etsy: bees wax candles made by Volodymyr Povkh from Ukraine. He started making candles after he noticed the absence of bees wax candles at his own parish in 2013. Today, he has dozens of unique styles for everyday use or for the sacraments.

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Carrie Gress
Little Book, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Much of my adult life was spent thinking architecture was impenetrable. There were just too many terms, too many elements, too many epochs of style; the thought of trying to figure them out was overwhelming. It would not have been so daunting, however, if I had had this little book.

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Carrie Gress
What Is It About This Woman?

In the end, Joanna Gaines is doing what has animated good mothers for centuries - made homes with beautiful and nurturing spaces so children can grow up healthy, happy, and set apart for Christ.

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Carrie Gress
Our Lady and the Snow

There is something enigmatic about snow. Often, it arrives silently, without ceremony. One scarcely knows it is there. Only over time, does it reveal itself. The accumulation brings with it a blanket of beauty. Everything becomes different, suddenly pure, calm, quiet, and glistening with wonder.

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Carrie Gress
Who Is this Robert Barron Guy?

Bishop Barron's book, Heaven in Stone and Glass, helps our modern cast of mind learn to "read" a church, through the examples of the Gothic cathedrals of France. They were built to tell a story. We just have to know how to read them.

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Carrie Gress
A Great Gift for Girls

It can be challenge coming up with gifts for little girls, particularly for special events like First Communion. Finding something memorable and unique that can help mark the occasion is a tall order.

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Carrie Gress
A Luxury Hotel in Italy Offering Monastic Silence

The hotel has turned the idea of luxury on its head by emphasizing silence in a monastic sort of way – no wifi, no phones, no TVs, no minibars. Guests are invited to pray the Liturgy of the Office, listen to Gregorian chant, or take long walks in the property’s 7500 acres of natural reserve.

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Carrie Gress