I have been working one making these adorable little saint dolls for when I open up my Etsy shop.
Our Lady of Good Help. She appeared in Champion, WI in October of 1859. She appeared to a Belgium immigrant named Adele. Our Lady asked her to pray for the sinners, and teach the children. That is just What Adele did. In 1871 there was a huge drought in the Midwest. Many of you know about the Chicago Fire,but how many of you know about the Peshtigo Fire? It occurred in WI on the same day, and was deadlier. In fact, as of right now, it is still the deadliest fire in the history of the United States. It burned 1.2 million acres, destroyed 16 towns, jumped the waters of Green Bay, and took the lives of 1,152 people. The fire was set on course to burn down the chapel that Adele’s father built at the site of where Mary appeared. Miraculously, the fire didn’t burn down anything at that spot. While all around the spot was burned down to nothing but ashes, this spot was left untouched. You can find more about Our Lady of Good Help here and at the Shrine’s website.
Now that she is done, I can get started on other saints. This next one, will be fun to knit up. I am hoping he (yes he) turns out cute. He will be sent off to someone else, He isn’t mine to keep for right now. I also want to let you all know that I am working up a how to on making an “Baby Mando” my children love him, so why not share him.
So look for that post soon. Until later, Ciao!