Handmade Catholic Shop

Visit the shop here or click on the image above.

Before I went to college, I spent a year discerning with a Carmelite community, where I learned how to make brown scapulars. Once I graduated, I really wanted to get back into making those sacramentals. Not simply because I enjoy handwork, but because of the importance of wearing the Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. 

Here's just one miraculous story of Our Lady's protection of those who wear her scapular: "A French priest on pilgrimage was on his way to offer Mass, but realized he forgot his scapular. He knew he would be late if he went back for it, but he could not accept offering Mass at Our Lady’s altar without wearing her scapular. The priest returned with it and was in the middle of offering Mass when a man approached the altar with a gun. He shot the priest in the back, but somehow the priest continued to say the Mass prayers as if nothing happened. The faithful thought the bullet miraculously missed the priest; however, they discovered afterwards the bullet had been found ADHERING TO THE BROWN SCAPULAR, which the priest had refused to be without." While this story is truly amazing and inspiring, most importantly, Our Lady helps those who wear her scapular receive eternal life.

As I began making scapulars again, not only did friends and family want one, but many other people as well. Such a reaction got me thinking, does God want something more? I guess you can imagine what happened from there. My shop started with one scapular and now I've sold over 400. Besides that I now have close to 100 items, including various rosaries, chapel veils, chaplets, crucifixes, and other sacramentals. I feel so blessed to share these creations with others, especially for special occasions such as receiving the Sacraments, so thank you to everyone who has supported my business. 

Visit the shop at handmadecatholicshop.com! Or HandmadeCatholicShop on Etsy!

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