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Re: Home altars
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2016, 06:04:20 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

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My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.

We too rescued a piece of Catholic art. It was in a small warehouse behind a Catholic shop. It is a four and half foot statue of the Sacred Heart Jesus. It is a Cadillac of Sacred Heart. Made by an artist who allowed only a few made with his mold and then he wrecked the mold. If I remember right, and it is stamped on the statue in the back, I think it is a DaPrada. 100 bucks. He is the heart and soul of our home and has been for 20 yrs. Thanks God!

Ooooo!!! I wanna see, I wanna see! Both Carleendiane and PerEvangelicaDicta's sounds lovely.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2016, 06:33:56 PM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

Amen.
My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.

We too rescued a piece of Catholic art. It was in a small warehouse behind a Catholic shop. It is a four and half foot statue of the Sacred Heart Jesus. It is a Cadillac of Sacred Heart. Made by an artist who allowed only a few made with his mold and then he wrecked the mold. If I remember right, and it is stamped on the statue in the back, I think it is a DaPrada. 100 bucks. He is the heart and soul of our home and has been for 20 yrs. Thanks God!

There's an indescribable feeling, having these holy objects, don't you think Carleendiane?  I can't explain it properly.

And there is SO MUCH of this stuff out there! My mother scoops up religious images at those kinds of places. The most horrifying story, though was my mother-in-law venturing into the basement of a wreckovated church. The high altar had been smashed to pieces, and the statuary was just piled up in the basement along with heaps of old books.

Worst though, was a reliquary, containing a finger bone, thrown in the heap with no documentation. In the iconoclastic spirit of the 70s, all that documentation was "swept out" - so we really have no idea whose finger it was! My MIL took the reliquary into her home for several years; I believe a new bishop eventually took custody of the relics to try to ascertain their provenance. She has sadly found several reliquaries tossed in church basements. The others, fortunately, were still labeled and documented. It makes me think I should investigate churches that have been wreckovated - who knows what's still down in basements just down the road from me!
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2016, 08:11:16 PM »
Do you just call around and ask churches if they have anything in their basements or storages? How would one make a prie dieu?
 

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2016, 12:12:01 AM »
Now that is a fantastic image. Great altars everyone!

Amen.
My heart is moved by these beautiful, humble, holy altars.

Years ago we rescued a statue of our BVM and a bas relief of the Lord's Supper at a pagan's antique store.  The store was in a rural area that had masonic temples and cemeteries in each of the small towns surrounding.  They had been in an old church that was wreckovated.  Our Mother was gathering dust in the back room, and the bas relief was in the basement on the floor.
They are part of our altar area now.

We too rescued a piece of Catholic art. It was in a small warehouse behind a Catholic shop. It is a four and half foot statue of the Sacred Heart Jesus. It is a Cadillac of Sacred Heart. Made by an artist who allowed only a few made with his mold and then he wrecked the mold. If I remember right, and it is stamped on the statue in the back, I think it is a DaPrada. 100 bucks. He is the heart and soul of our home and has been for 20 yrs. Thanks God!

There's an indescribable feeling, having these holy objects, don't you think Carleendiane?  I can't explain it properly.

And there is SO MUCH of this stuff out there! My mother scoops up religious images at those kinds of places. The most horrifying story, though was my mother-in-law venturing into the basement of a wreckovated church. The high altar had been smashed to pieces, and the statuary was just piled up in the basement along with heaps of old books.

Worst though, was a reliquary, containing a finger bone, thrown in the heap with no documentation. In the iconoclastic spirit of the 70s, all that documentation was "swept out" - so we really have no idea whose finger it was! My MIL took the reliquary into her home for several years; I believe a new bishop eventually took custody of the relics to try to ascertain their provenance. She has sadly found several reliquaries tossed in church basements. The others, fortunately, were still labeled and documented. It makes me think I should investigate churches that have been wreckovated - who knows what's still down in basements just down the road from me!

I wonder what special circle of Hell the unrepentant wreckovaters will occupy for the treatment of our holy martyrs and saints with such casual disdain. 
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2016, 12:18:54 AM »
Do you just call around and ask churches if they have anything in their basements or storages? How would one make a prie dieu?

Calling around is not a bad idea, angelcookie.  Start w/ churches, then broaden out to antique stores, resale stores and even estate sales.

Re: prie dieu, if you keep an eye out via google searches, you'll find a decent antique or second hand.  If you want to build it yourself, do a search for "how to build a prie dieu"  or "prayer kneeler". 

If you do so, please post a pic!
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2016, 08:33:18 AM »
Per Evangelica, I notice that too. When we bring an item into our home we not only make a home for it, but it makes itself at home. Part of our lives.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2016, 07:33:24 PM »
Here is my little set up:
A framed picture of the statue Our Lady of Good Success, some holy cards, a scapular of benediction, and a print of St. Elizabeth Seton.

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2016, 01:07:18 AM »
Here is my little set up:
A framed picture of the statue Our Lady of Good Success, some holy cards, a scapular of benediction, and a print of St. Elizabeth Seton.



You should upload it to imgur and post that.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2016, 12:19:21 PM »
Sorry I didn't realize my image was that large. I edited my post so hopefully it looks better now.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2016, 12:31:21 PM »
Here is my little set up:
A framed picture of the statue Our Lady of Good Success, some holy cards, a scapular of benediction, and a print of St. Elizabeth Seton.



Absolutely lovely image of OLGS
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2016, 12:38:27 PM »
Thank you Carleendiane! Pro Multis Media sells it for only $5 (unframed) in case you or anyone else would like to get one http://shop.promultismedia.net/85x11-Print-of-Mary-of-Good-Success-OLGS.htm
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2016, 03:22:33 PM »
Thank you both, Carleendiane and CR.
I've been putting together a traditional novena and other information for a special person.  I'll order this print to accompany the package.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2016, 10:36:29 PM »
I want to share photos of our home altars through the seasons.  Photobucket is being very buggy and giving me lots of pop ups, so I am just going to link to my pretty neglected blog where I have photos of our home altars.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/12/feast-day-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe.html

Probably one of my favorite altar photos from June
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/06/june.html

Easter
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-family-altar.html

Lent
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/03/lenten-family-altar.html

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2016, 07:01:50 AM »
I want to share photos of our home altars through the seasons.  Photobucket is being very buggy and giving me lots of pop ups, so I am just going to link to my pretty neglected blog where I have photos of our home altars.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/12/feast-day-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe.html

Probably one of my favorite altar photos from June
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/06/june.html

Easter
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-family-altar.html

Lent
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/03/lenten-family-altar.html

I love those statues!
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2016, 11:04:30 AM »
I want to share photos of our home altars through the seasons.  Photobucket is being very buggy and giving me lots of pop ups, so I am just going to link to my pretty neglected blog where I have photos of our home altars.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/12/feast-day-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe.html

Probably one of my favorite altar photos from June
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/06/june.html

Easter
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-family-altar.html

Lent
http://ouradyofthefields.blogspot.com/2014/03/lenten-family-altar.html

That is amazing, Traditionallyruralmom! My home altar has been the same for about 25 years, other than to add object from those who have died.  I never thought of changing with the liturgical seasons.  Time to recontemplate!
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