Thursday, October 4, 2012

Giveaway: In Honor of St. Francis of Assisi



"Most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me, Lord, a correct faith, a certain hope, a perfect charity, sense and knowledge, so that I may carry out Your holy and true command."~ Prayer of St. Francis before the Crucifix of San Damiano


UPDATE: With a little prayer to St. Francis and a "closed-eye" dip into the basket of entry names, the winner is... RENEE!!!!! Congratulations, Renee!!! Just send your address to: needles (at) fidget (dot) com and the afghan will be on it's way.
Thank you all for your participation and kind comments! 


St. Francis of Assisi's charisma of simplicity and appreciation of God's creation finds it's foundation in the perfection with which he loved God. We see this love of God reflected in a sermon on St. Francis of Assisi by St. Bonaventure, "Francis sought occasion to love God in everything.  He delighted in all the works of God's hands and from the vision of joy on earth his mind soared aloft to the life-giving source and cause of all.  In everything beautiful, he saw him who is beauty itself, and he followed his Beloved everywhere by his likeness imprinted on creation; of all creation he made a ladder by which he might mount up and embrace him who is all-desirable.  By the power of his extraordinary faith he tasted the Goodness which is the source of all in each and every created thing, as in so many rivulets.  He seemed to perceive a divine harmony in the interplay of powers and faculties given by God to his creatures and like the prophet David he exhorted them all to praise God."

In honor of today's feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we are excited to GIVEAWAY one of our newly designed and embroidered San Damiano Cross Afghan
  • To enter, simply leave a comment in this post before October 13th. 
  • To qualify for 2 entries, 

    LIKE us on Facebook


    Simply come back after liking us on facebook and leave a SECOND comment!
  • To qualify for 3 entries, SHARE the giveaway on your blog or facebook page
    Leave the link to your page  in the combox for your third entry!
We'd also love to hear about any devotions you might practice in the Franciscan way! 

One winner will be chosen at random on October 13th, feast of Our Lady of Fatima and the 95th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun.

Tell your friends! Share with your family! Happy feast of St. Francis of Assisi!



57 comments:

  1. The simplicity of this afghan speaks volumes. It is beautiful! Later today, I will mention the give away on my blog.

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    1. I forgot to say, "Happy Feast of St. Francis!

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  2. I spread the word about the giveaway on my blog's FB page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-In-Mommyland/229905557041913

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  3. How beautiful! You always have the most beautiful items.

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  4. How beautiful! You make the greatest religious products ever! God bless you!

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  5. Yay for giveaways! I'd love to win. I'm still very fond of our missal covers!
    Mindy

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  6. Beautiful! I'd love to be entered.

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  7. I already like you on Facebook, does that count? Happy Feast of St. Francis!

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  8. I just shared a link to the giveaway on my Shower of Roses Facebook page!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shower-of-Roses/114143171932390

    Thanks for all the opportunities! God bless!

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  9. This is really beautiful. I may not be able to like you on Facebook or share this via my (nonexistent) blog, but I will send it to my Mom and sister.

    Greetings from Fort Worth,
    JJR

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  10. Ordered the blue Ave Maria apron for a friend's birthday. I was more than pleased and she was so delighted to wear Our Lady's name. You have beautiful gift wear. I will have to share this site with my friends so that maybe I will get an embroidered gift from you as well.
    Mary Jane

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  11. Your work is always so beautiful! We love our Marian pillow cases.

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  12. Happy Feast of St. Francis! What a lovely afghan. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    RMann

    ryashiki@hotmail.com

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  13. Very beautiful in it's simplicity!

    Happy Feast of St. Francis!

    Jacinta
    marshgang11@yahoo.com

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  14. Happy Feast of St. Francis! Thank you, to Jessica, for sharing the news about your giveaway! All your items, are beautiful!

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  15. Happy Feast of St Francis of Assisi!! I also liked you FB page. Thanks for the opportunity. God Bless

    tcarver@bakeru.edu

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  16. Like you on FB! (Now if I win, I just have to hope my new nephew is a boy named Francis!)

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  17. Nice afgan! At the end of my daily rosary I add the prayer of St. Francis. My wife and I took our engagement photo with the San Damiano cross as our background

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  18. What a beautiful afghan! Hope I'm the lucky one.

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  19. Beautiful work! I need to order more aprons from you soon.
    Would make great Christmas gifts.
    Will be in touch soon.

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  20. Such lovely work by such lovely people! I already like you on facebook, I shared the link to my facebook page, and I will share it to my blog :).

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  21. Posted to one blog! http://theramblingamateur.blogspot.com/2012/10/catholic-embroidery-giveaway-in-honor.html

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  22. San Damiano Cross- beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful, my favorite St Francis qoute is "Preach the Gospel at all times, use words if needed".

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  24. Wow! Haven't seen this website before, but I'm forwarding on to all my Catholic friends - from Alaska to New York. Praise be to our Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, through the Immaculata and St. Joseph, our angels, guardian angels and saints!

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  25. Beautiful, thank you for the giveaway!
    adriennecorvetteamerica@yahoo.com

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  26. So beautiful thank you for the opportunity. Blessings, Gina

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  27. These are beautiful!

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  28. Wow, what a beautiful afghan....love your beautiful products! I have ordered many for gifts and they are always hits. Thanks!

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  29. Score again with another lovely product -

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  30. https://www.facebook.com/kathi.b.boor?ref=tn_tnmn

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  31. shared on my blog sharefeed - joyfilledamily.blogspot.com

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  32. It's beautiful! I would love it in my home.
    sweetpeagirl3@hotmail.com

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  33. I liked you on facebook

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  34. I finally had time to share the giveaway on my blog yesterday http://www.catholicmemories.blogspot.com/2012/10/catholic-embroidery-giveaway.html

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  35. I'm leaving a comment, I've liked you on FB and I'm sharing it now! Thank you!

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  36. I love the blanket...Our parish is named after St. Francis. I already liked you on FB, does that count for 2 entries? Thanks. Marianne Fuerst

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    1. Thanks, Marianne and all for your entries. If you've already liked us on facebook, mentioning it can certainly qualify you for 2 entries! Good luck!

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  37. How beautiful! One of my godsons has Francis as a middle name...

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  38. This is beautiful. Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings Gina

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  39. There is always something beautiful appearing on your blog! This special blanket is no exception. Love "all" your products, and we're so pleased with all we've purchased from you. Blessings to you!

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  40. How gorgeous. I'd love to win this. I "like" you on FB and shared. :)

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  41. Hi Mary; Heads up, your email is acting up again. I've emailed you privately three separate times, all have bounced back again to me. Wondering how I am going to get my message through? :)

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