Tuesday, March 20, 2012

So Much For Grace

It makes me sad to think there are still fellow Christians who believe Catholics are not true Christians. I have purchased many head coverings over the past several months, as I feel I have been called to cover. (haven't figured out why yet, but the tug was very strong...too strong to ignore) I have purchased head coverings from Mennonites, Protestants and I even have an Islamic woman I shop from who now refers to me as her "Catholic Sister"...

One particular shop I have enjoyed is called Garlands of Grace. I have recommended her items to fellow Catholics and Protestants, alike. Well, no more. She recently posted on her facebook page something that really bothered me. It says,

"In response to several ladies who have wondered and many others who have presumed, I am compelled to share: Garlands of Grace in NOT a Catholic run business. I am burdened for all who stand with the Catholic Church and would plead with you to come out and believe the Word of God. 

"This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:11-12"

REALLY? She is BURDENED for all who stand with the Catholic Church? Now, if this were her personal opinion, so be it. But, she made this public on her BUSINESS profile. I think it is very sad to think there are those who feel this way. I love ALL my Christian sisters, regardless of their denomination. 

So, needless to say, so much for grace. I will NOT be purchasing anything from her anymore and will no longer recommend her items. I'm sure her business will go on with or without me. There is now a new facebook page for Catholic Coverings.

Everything happens for a reason, and I am happy to have found some fellow Catholic sites to shop from. 


  1. Wow... I only went to the page to read, heartbreaking!

    1. I just don't understand her saying it the way she did. I have NO issue with someone having an opinion. God knows I am VERY opinionated, but to slaughter an entire religion the way she did on her business page is just sad. I'm sure, for her, she probably feels she somehow stood up for what she believes and doesn't feel bad making the comment. I just wish people would educate themselves a bit better before making comments like that.

  2. Glad to have found your blog! My oldest has autism so it's good to connect with other moms dealing with similar issues.

    I thought GoG's comments were so sad. :( I'm glad I didn't end up buying from her.

  3. I only bought from her once, and I really do like her coverings, but, there are plenty of other places to buy from. Actually, I recently found some patterns to make some of my own. I'm just not the greatest sewer in the world, but I am trying to learn! :)

    Nice to meet another "Autism Mom". I really don't know many in real life, so it's nice to connect on-line!

  4. I also don't know why other Christians believe that Catholics are non-Christians. I'm also saddened by it. Here in our country, many people are anti Catholics. They have so much hate in their hearts for Catholics. I guess the best thing we can do is to pray for them.

    "Pray for those who persecute you."

    I agree with your decision not to buy from Garlands of Grace. Even business wise, they are unprofessional.

    1. Yes, praying is the best option. Having been raised Southern Baptist (now Catholc), I'm well aware of the ignorance on Caholicism. Many think we are a cult, that we never red the Bible, that we worship Mary and statues, and that we work our way to salvation. We Zcatholcs know that isn't true, but they've likely grown up hearing this from he pulpit and from others.