Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Saints A to Z Production Update


Happy Saints A to Z Update

Here’s a progress update on the production of Happy Saints A to Z Cards.

Ebooks
I have already emailed download links for the ebook to all contributors. They are sent to the email you registered with Indiegogo. If you did not receive it, please first check your spam box and look for a mail with the subject ‘Happy Saints A to Z eBook’. If there is nothing there, please contact me.

Posters
The posters are printed and ready for shipping! They will be packed and mailed out next week onward, and you should receive yours in 10 to 14 business days. 

Posters are printed in A2 and A3 sizes. The artwork sizes are 16x20in and 11x14in respectively. This provides the best flexibility to accommodate availability of standard frame sizes in different countries.

Cards
The color proofs are in from the printers. I will going through another round of proofing before finally confirming them. It will take another 2 weeks or so before the final stocks are ready.

Thank you for your patience!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

St. Augustine


St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine (354 - 430) is a great teacher of Christianity. As a young man living in North Africa, he spent his time enjoying worldly pleasures. Through his mother, St. Monica’s prayers and Bishop St. Ambrose’s advice, St. Augustine eventually believed in Jesus and changed his behaviour.  He became a priest and later, the Bishop of Hippo. He wrote many books about God, inspiring generations and converted many. His feast day is on 28 August.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

St. Monica


St. Monica
St. Monica (331 - 387) was the mother of St. Augustine, the famous bishop of Hippo. She had a very difficult life as a wife, mother and daughter-in-law in North Africa. Her husband did not share her faith and was hot-tempered. Her mother-in-law treated her badly and Augustine was wayward. However, through her examples, prayers and fasting, all of them eventually believed in Jesus. She prayed for St. Augustine for 17 years before he converted! Her feast day is on 27 August. 


Art from 'Happy Saints eBook 1', available here: 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Video Review by CatholicUnderground.com!


Happy Saints Video Review by CatholicUnderground.com!

I was pleasantly surprised to come across a video review on Happy Saints by Catholic Underground

They talked about Happy Saints, the art, the products...

Check out the video! It is part of Catholic Underground’s weekly hour-long video cast. The discussion on Happy Saints comes in somewhere around the 29th minute (but the whole show is pretty awesome with its focus on digital topics). 

Watch the video here:
http://catholicunderground.com/cu-weekly-271-happy-saints/


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

St. Rose of Lima


St. Rose of Lima
St. Rose of Lima (1586 - 1617) was a beautiful girl who wanted to devote her life to God. To make herself unattractive to men, she rubbed pepper on her face! She spent her life in prayer and fasting, growing flowers to sell and help the poor. Her parents did not allow her to become a nun. So St. Rose joined the Third Order of St. Dominic instead, where she could continue to serve God at home. She is the patron saint of florists and gardeners. Her feast day is on 23 August.


High quality printable version of this artwork is available in 'Happy Saints eBook 2’:


Friday, August 22, 2014

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us;
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.


High quality printable version of this artwork is available in 
'Happy Saints Favorite Prayers eBook':