WHO IS SAINT BENEDICT? “And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.” –St. Benedict Benedict of Nursia was born into a wealthy family around 480 AD. After studying in Rome, unnerved by the worldly events of the time and watching his fellow students fritter their lives away, Benedict fled the […]
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Posted on July 11 2019
Posted on January 07 2019
Coming Soon to My Saint My Hero Boutiques and the My Saint My Hero Website My Saint My Hero was founded on the belief that God is real, prayer works, love heals and miracles really do happen. Throughout history we have been left with sacred symbols and tools (often referred to as sacramentals) that help […]
Posted on October 10 2018
Introducing Wake Up and Pray Meditation Bracelets Morning Meditation Use these 10 gemstones and Benedictine Cross to guide you during your meditation. Run your finger along each gem and begin a conversation with God. Offer God: Your day. Your prayer. Your works. Your joy. Your suffering. Ask God for His: Love, Wisdom, Peace, Protection, Hope. Pause […]
Posted on September 20 2018
Posted on July 03 2018
Many years ago, when I was trying to come up with a name for my production company, without missing a beat my mother said, “Call it St. Amos.” Neither of us knew that there was a real saint by that name—we just thought it sounded cool. Well, not only was St. Amos cool, he […]
Posted on April 16 2018
Posted on April 09 2018
We are one world woven together through love and prayer. As you wear this bracelet, you join the victory of women rising above poverty and having their dignity restored, changing their world one bracelet at a time. Beaded in Cambodia, woven in Medjugorje…worn worldwide. BEADING // Senhoa Foundation in Cambodia Thank you for your purchase. […]
Posted on April 06 2018
Fr. Michael Gaitley, a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, describes mercy as, “.love’s second name.” It’s a particular kind of love, a particular mode of love when it encounters suffering, poverty, brokenness, and sin. Divine Mercy is when God’s love meets us and helps us in the midst of our suffering and […]
Posted on March 09 2018
July 22, 2016 was the first official feast day of St. Mary Magdalene and the first day Nia Peeples walked into our office. We had never met, yet our hearts felt a kindred spirit. Truly a supernatural understanding of each other was awakened by the Holy Spirit in every cell in our being. Our hearts […]
Posted on February 14 2018
For two days last week we were able to offer 20 women the opportunity to slow down and learn about the meaning of Lent with Fr. Charbel. We then painted our own beautiful journal covers guided by the talented local watercolor artist Suzy Cyr.
Posted on December 21 2017
In the weeks leading up to this week of Advent we've focused on our misery, the darkness we live in, the need for our redemption, and the desire of our hearts to be rescued by a Savior. This week, however, just as the colors of the candles on the Advent wreath, our reflections take a turn, from longing to rejoicing. Gaudete!
Posted on December 05 2017
Advent, which began on Sunday, is the beginning of the new year in the church. The word itself means coming. The Advent wreath is a beautiful opportunity for prayer as the candles are lit, especially together with the family. "The family that prays together..."
Posted on September 26 2017
When was the last time a certain song played over the radio and it was like you were instantaneously transported back to a specific time or place in your life? ...The ringing of bells makes us stop and listen, if only for a moment, and it tells us that God is present very near, within ear shot.
Posted on June 08 2017
He is with you right now. In fact, He never stops thinking about you: You really matter to Him.
This is the heart of Jesus Christ’s revolutionary message. But today’s world is so noisy, so disoriented, so crazy that His message is getting lost.
The two colors of this bracelet represent how God has woven us together, and how our prayers keep us connected to Him and to each other.
Posted on March 30 2017
I came to believe as truth about who I am. I’ve got to offer that love and space up to others. Or what right do I have to it myself? There's no other way. We've got to do this together.
Posted on March 27 2017
We’re all born with this amazing knowingness of who we are and then somehow along the way we just...forget. or probably more appropriately stated, we learn it away, being very powerfully pushed and herded into shapes and jobs and relationships that someone else, some society, some education system, some family upbringing decided for us. Not nefariously, but out of love and concern. But in the process, we lose the ability to hear our own voice. And believe me, as much of an overachiever as I have been in my life, as much success as some would perceive that I have had, there is absolutely nothing that satisfies my need to live life, fully contributing and participating open throttle, to my absolute capacity for joy, passion, forgiveness and love, as does answering the call of my inner voice. Because that voice has no agenda other than to live truthfully and love fully. And that's what this symbol reminds me, every day.
Posted on March 23 2017
As we continued our journey in Israel with Nia Peeples, the age-old question as to the identity of Mary Magdalene became a topic of regular discussion. With child-like intrigue, she asked many people who we came upon what their thoughts/beliefs were on Mary Magdalene. If you have learned something about Mary Magdalene on your faith journey, please […]
Posted on March 20 2017
Today we are remembering back to July 22, 2016, the first official feast day of St. Mary Magdalene in the church, and the first day that Nia Peeples walked through the doors of My Saint My Hero. We had been introduced to each other through a mutual friend, and because Nia loved our story and […]