Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Saint of Charity...

St. Vincent de Paul

He was born of a very poor family in France in 1581.

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He studied Theology and became an ordained priest in 1600. 

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While on a mission, he fell into the hands of African pirates and was slaved for two years. After his escape, he continued to preach his missions and devoted all of his time and efforts to charitable societies for the poor, hungry, sick and those in need.

Charity was his predominant virtue.

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I chose St. Vincent de Paul for the Saint Tag Swap hosted by Gina Grable. There are twelve members. Each of us had to pick a saint, make twelve tags and mail them back to Gina. In return, she will make twelve Saint Tag Books and give one to each of us at Silver Bella in November.

This swap is my third and final Silver Bella swap...whew! I am done! (where's that fork...) The deadline wasn't until October 15th, I'm so proud of myself for being a month early. I proudly pranced to the post office earlier this week and sent this off to Gina. Woo whoo...I feel lighter already!!! ;)

25 comments:

Jane said...

What beautiful tags and what a very cool idea for a tag swap. Great job getting them done early....never happens with me!

common ground said...

Hi Jodie dear, these are just so lovely,and to know the history on this man is wonderful. Can't wait to see what you receive in this swap. These would make a perfect Bible or book mark.
Good to hear from you! Hope things are going smooth in your family.
Debra

Lori said...

Jodie, your tags are wonderful!!! you must be so relived to have all of your swaps done!!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love the story of this man. I am an associate of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth located in Nelson Co. Kentucky. Their rule of law is based on the theology of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. One studies for 2 years and is the commissioned an associate of the good sisters.It is called the Vincentian Rule of Charity.
QMM

Hope Ellington said...

Wow Jodie...these are beautiful! I am diligently working on my swaps for silver bella and rapidly completing them. Thanks Queenmothermamaw...I shop at the Vincent de Paul resale shops and now I know the history. Wonderful resale shops!
Blessings~Hope

Frippery said...

Beautiful! You speedy thing. I am procrastinating as usual, but will get them off in time. Yikes! Hugs, P.

NicNacManiac said...

Your tags are absolutely gorgeous...I love your work!!! I wish I could get things done as soon as they are assigned...life would run much smoother in general !!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

zandra said...

Wow, what a beautiful and inspiring swap! Glad you got some "you" time! ;o) Hugz, Z

June said...

Jodie, beautiful tags and beautiful photography! I love to see how your mind creates.
Hugs,
June

chicroses said...

Just discovered your blog through Karen. Love it. I paint roses on vintage things and I wished I had more time to do these lovely cards and collages some of you do. Yours are great. Now I will see what else I can find in your blog. Sally

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the thought of a saint tag book....that is a great swap--and of course I love what you made. I love that you sent it early too.

A Fanciful Life said...

All I can say is "I AM SO JEALOUS"! You go, girl!
Sharon :-)

DeeDee said...

Wow...Wow...Wow...these are awasome and the book will be spectacular... you are one very lucky lady...

Miss Sandy said...

Love the tags and the story behind them. Your Silver Bella friends will love them!

Hope Ellington said...

Jodie~
I am following you on other blogs...we are posting about the same things...and I promise...I haven't read your posts first. Red autograph book comes to mind.
Blessings~Hope

Rose Brier Studio said...

These tags are lovely. I'm impressed you're so before hand with your swaps. I'm still working!
~Marilee

Jessica said...

What a great tag full of so much meaning. Clever theme for a swap, too! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

What a wonderful idea and I love your tags.
Well done too, for getting them done early, that is a feather in your cap!

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your Charity tags are so beautiful! It is nice once again to be inspired by your creativity. What a great swap and I am sure what you will receive in return will be equally appealling! The way in which you display your items is equally impressive. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Gypsy Mermaid said...

whoooa! way to go Jodie! Love our saints. truely inspirational. plus his thrift shoppes rock! hehe Love your tags babe. hope dinner was great the other night. I went to the LSU game tonight wish you could of came we had two extra tickets. I should of called ya. anywho maybe next game. big hugs

toodles-
sarah

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello Jodie,

Saints as themes for tag swaps. That's not very common, I would think. YOu have chosen a wonderful man. Ok all saints lead a very admirable life. But to be captured by pirates?

You have to admire their dedication. Nothing would seem to knock them off their feet and turn away. Yes, a life led with much difficulties, but somehow it didn't matter. They knew better, don't they - there's only One that matters.

Mizpah,
Li

GWENDOLYN said...

THE TAGS YOU MADE ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL!

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a beautiful story and the tags are gorgeous!

Blessings,

Kim

gina g said...

they are even better in person!!!
cannot wait to see them all together! Big hugs!!!

~gina

Teacup Mosaics said...

The tags are beautiful, they have your very unique personal touch!