Bringing Communion to the Homebound
In 2015, as my family’s finances hit an all time low, I prayed to St. Ann (mother of Mary, Our Blessed Mother), for a special intention. Tradition holds, when St. Ann answers your prayer, in thanksgiving, you offer back to her a gift of your own. After some time in prayer, I knew my gift back to her would be to renew my duties as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, bringing Jesus to the home-bound.
Mid-way through my novena, I realized regardless of the outcome, I was being called to give this gift not only to St. Ann for helping in our current situation, but back to Jesus, my Lord and my Savior. I am so blessed to be able bodied and healthy, and able to receive Him in the Eucharist each week in Mass. How could I not make myself available to share this incredible gift with others.
The experience has been more of a blessing then I could have ever imagined, spending time with 3 of the most kind, caring, and extraordinary people. Sadly two have since passed, and I pray they are now showering me in prayer and intercession (Holy Souls are good friends to have), Lord knows I need them.
When approached about reviewing a product from their Liturgical Accessories, I immediately knew it would be from the pyxes and burses category. For the last 3 years I have been borrowing one from the Church, it is a joy to now have my own!
Pyx and Burse Review
My new Holy Family pyx and burse from Holy Art’s Liturgical Accessories line is simply adorable! I was pleasantly surprised with the physical image vs catalog pic.
I choose this product and this image because:
1. Holy Family is the name of my home parish
2. It was simply precious; there were so many I loved and struggled between the Holy Family option and an equally adorable Good Shepherd/sheep adorned pyx.
3. In a strange way, that probably only makes sense to me — when Jesus in the Eucharist is with me, I feel a little like Mary and St. Joseph caring for Jesus. So this image of them loving caring for the child Jesus really spoke to my heart.
As for the Pyx and Pyx Holder (Burse) Itself
The size is perfect and I thought highly of the quality of the construction on both the Holy Family pyx and soft leather pyx holder.
I have just two minute notes about the products. First, my image has a very slight wrinkle, barely noticeable unless you are eagle eye Allison. As you can see from the picture (above), it doesn’t effect the image or the utility of the pyx whatsoever. Second, I wish the strap on the pyx holder was a little more substantial, as I’m not a gentle gal (ha ha) and am a little worried it won’t take me long to snap it.
However, the pouch itself is made with soft leather, impeccable stitching with a sweet embossed cross on the front. I love the padded, red (regal looking) interior for keeping Jesus safe and sound!
I received free product and was paid by Holy Art in exchange for a fair and honest review, which I have provided. For the record, I have long made it my policy not to review any products that I may not like. Seems like a win-win for all involved.