Positively the Most Epic Catholic Kitsch Ever…

...Behold, Glow Jesus, in it's all splendor.Photo credit, Liesa G. H/T Scott B.It brings a tear to the eye.It's positively perfect in every way, aesthetically (as kitsch goes) and theologically with it's rich use of symbolism.The the sea shell, especially the scallop shell, is the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. Here, the shell at the bottom can be used as a holy water font.And those five silk roses. Betcha didn't know when five … [Read more...]

Rollin’ With the Holy…

... I am addicted to Catholic Kitsch. Ask anyone whose been over to my house.It's everywhere. In every room and on every shelf. It's even in places it probably shouldn't be, like the bathroom. My collection is the envy of all the Abuelitas.When I was in RCIA I received a crucifix from my sponsor and I joked, "I suppose now I need to redecorate my house", thinking of the only other Catholic I knew at the time, my sweet Abuela.Boy, oh how! Does she ever have her house Catholic'd out. … [Read more...]

identity crisis…

... Well, according to this other nativity scene Jesus was Hispanic, and not Irish after all.I wish I had known of Jesus's Latin origins, then maybe I wouldn't have been so embarrassed of growing up Puerto Rican in white suburbia.The beginning of every school year was a nightmare, sitting there listening to my new teacher struggle to pronounce my ethnic name - which really isn't so uncommon anymore. But, in the 80's no one I knew had a Hispanic sounding last name; my first name … [Read more...]