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Cusco Madonna Ornament: A unique Christmas gift that supports Catholic education! This Cusco Madonna ornament is for sale now to support Little Flower School in San Antonio.

The entire purchase price of this ornament, donated by the Light One Candle Foundation to benefit the school, will go directly to support its operations.

This custom designed, heirloom-quality collectible ornament is crafted from mouth-blown glass and individually hand-painted with real gold leaf by artists in Krakow, Poland, through the Artistry of Poland studio. The process of production is described here below.

These beautiful year-round ornaments were produced in a limited edition of 192 copies, never to be reproduced.

Crafted in memory of St. John Paul II, each ornament is inscribed with “Totus Tuus, Maria” (“I am all yours, Mary”), one of his favorite sayings and the saint's last words spoken before his death.

The candle under the inscription represents the candle that burned in St. John Paul's room as he lay dying, following Polish tradition. It also acknowledges the Light One Candle Foundation of San Antonio, which produced these ornaments to support its mission: to bring the light of hope into the lives of economically disadvantaged children through a religious education.

The Cusco Madonna image of Mary was derived from a 16th-century oil painting of the Cusco School of Art, a style of painting used as a Christian evangelization tool by Spanish missionaries in southern Peru, 1650-1800. This style, revived by contemporary painters in Peru, marries Spanish religious iconography with the mysticism of the ancient Incan cultures.

TO PURCHASE online, click on the link to online giving on the Basilica website. Please include a note that you are purchasing the Cusco Madonna ornament under "Special Intentions, if any." Each ornament comes in a red presentation box. The total price is $100 plus tax. Shipping within the continental US is $10.

Purchases in the Little Flower Gift Shop (920 Kentucky Ave San Antonio TX 78201, open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (210) 736-3889) include a brass display stand.

Little Flower Catholic School, along with the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thérèse, is under the patronage of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Little Flower. This school, now in its 92nd year, was intended to be a center of spirituality, where the depth, beauty, and splendor of the life of St. Thérèse would radiate in the life of each student. Little Flower Catholic School places a strong emphasis on religious instruction and in helping children grow in understanding of Christian living. With the support of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers, an order dedicated to a life of prayer, spirituality and the acquisition of knowledge in the Catholic tradition, the school provides for all children a holistic educational program rooted in Catholic Christian doctrine and in the spirituality of St. Thérèse.

 

Are you interested in online giving to help support the Basilica's Restoration Project? If so, click here!

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