Behind the Brand

Behind the Brand

BEHIND THE NAME

1 Corinthians 10:31

This verse has been one of my favorites for a while and is a great reminder for all of us! In everything we do - the big things and small things, let us strive to always do them for the glory of God!

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam!

"Whatever you do. Do it for the greater glory of God." 

MEET OUR PATRON SAINTS

Zelie & Louis Martin

The Martin family has been very near and dear to my heart for a few years now. St. Zelie and her husband Louis had nine children over the course of thirteen years, though only five daughters would survive childhood. Their rich family environment created a firm foundation for their daughters, Pauline, Marie, Céline, Léonie, & Thérèse, who would all later enter religious life. The Martins were loving but firm in how they raised their children; after all, they were determined to make them into saints.


St. Zelie was a lace maker, and in perfecting her craft she became one of the best in the business. I can't think of a better patron for my small business than St. Zelie. I pray that with her intersession, along with the Blessed Mother, my business will always be focused on giving glory to God along with helping others grow deeper in their love for the Lord.

St. John Paul II | Letter to Artists


Saint John Paul II perhaps understood the sensibility of artists better than most pontiffs. He was, after all, a poet, playwright, and actor himself. His Letter to Artists, written in 1999, is so beautifully written and I want to share some of my favorite quotes from it that inspire me.


To read the entire letter click here

"Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece."

"Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation—as poet, writer, sculptor, architect, musician, actor and so on—feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole."

"Society needs artists, just as it needs scientists, technicians, workers, professional people, witnesses of the faith, teachers, fathers and mothers, who ensure the growth of the person and the development of the community by means of that supreme art form which is “the art of education”. Within the vast cultural panorama of each nation, artists have their unique place. Obedient to their inspiration in creating works both worthwhile and beautiful, they not only enrich the cultural heritage of each nation and of all humanity, but they also render an exceptional social service in favor of the common good.

"Art has a unique capacity to take one or other facet of the message & translate it into colors, shapes & sounds which nourish the intuition of those who look/listen."

Artists of the world, may your

many different paths all lead

to that infinite Ocean of beauty where wonder becomes awe, exhilaration, unspeakable joy.


May you be guided and inspired by

the mystery of the Risen Christ, whom the Church in these days contemplates with joy.