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Good Friday and Easter

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The Friday before Easter is widely and commonly known as Good Friday, by all other Christians, including Catholics. While Easter Sunday is a wonderful day of great celebration of the resurrection of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Good Friday is a more solemn day, where we remember Jesus’ sufferings with the Stations of the Cross, culminating in his crucifixion. This journey to his execution is known as, the Passion. A day of fasting in the church, Good Friday is a time for reflection of our own sins and how Jesus “suffered death and was buried” for them.

While Good Friday is a day of solemn reflection and sacrifice in fasting, without this, Jesus would not have been able to rise “again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.” Celebrate this most holy of weekends in the Christian religion with some of our wonderful pieces of Catholic Jewelry and Catholic Décor. 

10k Gold Cross Necklace First Holy Communion Crucifix  Origins Celtic Cross with Swarovski Crystals

Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Only four ingredients, but oh so good!IngredientsChocolate Cookie Crust7oz jar Marshmallow Fluff1 Pint Heavy Cream½ Cup Bailey’s Irish CreamInstructions 1.Whip heavy cream stiff2.Whip Marshmallow Fluff until smooth. Add Bailey’s Irish Cream3.Fold Stiff Cream into fluff, licking fingers around bowl to get every, last drop4.Pour into Chocolate Cook Crust and freeze 3-4 hours5.Finish licking bowl clean and enjoy every last bit o’ [...]

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Highland Cattle

In Scotland, there is a special breed of cow called, “Highland Cattle.” They have extended horns, much like the American Longhorn in appearance. Record of these ‘Heilan Coo’ go all the way back to the 6 th century AD. Naturally, with Scotland as their native home, they have long hair to survive the harsh winters; in fact, their oily exterior [...]

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What's Behind Being A Festival Vendor

Dennis and I booked 18 Irish Festivals this Summer.  We have 4 more to go. have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to bring you a beauful complete PopUp Irish Shop?   It takes time and hard work, work of love and passion.We arrive at a venue with our sleeping quarters securely [...]

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Triple Crown Winner , American Pharaoh, Living On Irish Owned Farm

American Pharaoh, the 2015 Triple Crown Winner is living on a beautiful Farm, down by Lexington, KY.  We were very lucky to get two of the 20 tickets offered Daily to visit the farm and horse, up close and pretty personal.  He is now living on Coolmore America Ashford Farm.  In a very secured stall, [...]

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Kentucky Road Trip, & a Triple Crown Winner

I have always wanted to travel to the horse area of KY.  We, Dennis & I have a connection to the Kentucky Derby.  In May 1973, Secretariat won the Derby.  It was also our very first date!  One year to the day later May 4, 1974 we were married Kentuckey Derby Day, our first song [...]

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2016 Dennis & Susan Excellent Road Trip Begins Sunday!

                                              Every Summer Dennis & I take to the road beginning in the Spring and ending in late Fall.  We vend at about 18 Irish Festivals all over the East and Mid West.  During that [...]

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Remembering My First Communion

                   I made my First Holy Communion in 1962.  It was at St. Mary's Church in Denville, a place where I would later marry, our family Church. My short little dress was the same dress my sister Jeanette wore, and the one my younger sister Joan would wear.  My Veil [...]

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Communion 2016, Keeping it Fun for Your Little One

Our Communion Department is open for 2016.  We are excited and love this time of year.  We want each child who comes in to feel important on their Communion Day.  We make the selection easy  by having the dresses by size.  Each section devoted to a size.  The trick is to make the child  comfortable [...]

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Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Glasnevin Cemetery, located in Dublin, Ireland was our first stop on our tour to Ireland.  40 people flew in today to set off on an adventure in the beautiful Country of Ireland.  Our visit to Glasnevin started with a full Irish breakfast, I think there were nine different things on my breakfast plate.  From there [...]

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