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« on: November 13, 2013, 12:41:43 PM »
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  • I would never do this in a million years otherwise, but I need to pay some very
    critical bills here at home.

    I have a 1906 Rituale Romanum in VERY GOOD condition for over 100 years old.

    I also have vintage Douay Bibles and New Testaments as well as a Douay OT/Confraternity NT "family Bible" with a decorative cover and lovely illustrations.

    Also have a 1940s Franciscan Tertiaries' manual in MINT condition. Still has the onion-skin page protector in the first page to protect the picture of St. Francis.

    Vintage missals, Rosaries and more.

    Yes, this is a "fire sale". I simply cannot afford to keep these items and I cannot use eBay because I cannot use PayPal.

    I would list these things in my Etsy shop, but payment is always held 3 days and I can't wait that long.

    PLEASE PM me with offers or inquiries about prices. I will NOT charge "collector" prices; I know what the market is for these items, but I want them to go to faithful Catholics, not to book dealers or hoobyist collectors.

    Ave Maria,

    Stephen Francis

    Also have a large (at least 18") Sacred Heart, a vintage OL of Mt. Carmel statue, vintage medals, vintage holy cards and more.

    Please help me support my family during a very desperate time. Thank you.
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    Offline Capt McQuigg

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    « Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:10:50 PM »
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  • Can you post some pictures?


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    « Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 02:31:54 PM »
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  • What sort of rosaries do you have?

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    « Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 02:35:34 PM »
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    « Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 02:58:01 PM »
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  • Yes Stephen, pictures would help as well as a link to your Etsy shop.  Will continue to pray for your situation.
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    « Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 03:21:35 PM »
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  • "If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus and the Agnus Dei ... that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum ...

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    « Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 02:07:19 AM »
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    It must be really bad if you're selling these.   :sad:


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    « Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 03:45:33 AM »
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  • I have not been following this, so I am very sorry about this recent suffering you are living through.  You will be in my prayers.

    If you could PM me, I would like to offer you some help.
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    « Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 08:35:52 AM »
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  • Neil,

    Yes, I am afraid that our situation is "that" difficult.

    The short version is that I was unfairly fired from a job. Since the vast majority of wage jobs in my state are "at will", it means that either client or employee can terminate the working relationship at any time for any reason, provided there is no violation of discrimination laws.

    I am now unable to return to that field of work, since every future prospective employer will want to know exactly why I was terminated. Unfortunately, in my former line of work, even a question of being suspect of what I was accused of is a barrier to employment.

    I love these items, and they have blessed me with so much spiritual food. That said, however, Our Lord has seen fit to bless me with a wife and children, and I must provide for them no matter what.

    Some of these funds will be making our next car payment, Deo volente, and others will be going towards the daily necessities of life.

    The reason I'm listing them here is that I want them to go to faithful Catholic homes and not just to collectors, resellers or antiques dealers.

    Thank you for your concern.

    Ave Maria,

    Stephen Francis
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    « Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 08:37:41 AM »
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  • Ambrose,

    Your PM function is turned off, or at least I cannot access it.

    You may ask Matthew or Mater Dominici for my email address, or PM me and I will provide it.
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    « Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 11:03:37 AM »
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    Neil,

    Yes, I am afraid that our situation is "that" difficult.

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    The reason I'm listing them here is that I want them to go to faithful Catholic homes and not just to collectors, resellers or antiques dealers.

    Thank you for your concern.

    Ave Maria,

    Stephen Francis



    You should contact Msgr. Perez at 714-635-0510  pp918@pacbell.net  

    Also Fr. Paul Sretenovic 714-454-1453  FrSretenovic@gmail.com

    And Fr. Stephen Galambos, o.f.m., 714-271-1224  fathergalambos@gmail.com


    They'll want a short description of these items, I would presume,
    like titles, publication dates, number of pages, type of cover.

    And for the statues - how many inches tall, ID of saint, painted/glazed,
    material (wood, plaster, marble resin, porcelain, concrete, solid marble,
    carved basalt, glass, cast iron, plastic), indoor/outdoor, weight, condition.

    Just a guess.  You're in a hurry and you know what these things are,
    but other people are going, "okay, but what is it, really?"  They can't
    read your mind, even if they'd like to help you.  A short list of these
    details is what they need, and you're reluctant to do that because it
    is very painful for you to REDUCE your collection to a brief mention
    of its essential components.


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    « Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 11:44:42 PM »
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  • I sincerely hate seeing you part with these holy things. I hate New Jersey so bad, and I know NJ just had that natural disaster last winter which is sucking up resources, but have you tried to see if any parishes can do ANYTHING for you immediately? I'd hit up that conciliar Catholic Charities because, why not, we've all given them enough of our money in some fashion. Even ...yes, I hate to say it, but try that polish place that should be near you, St. Mary of Ostrabrama (I keep thinking "East Obama" when I say that in my head). At least they have a fixed altar, and they brag about helping families in need — take them your bills.

    I'd far sooner you keep your things that God allowed to come to you, and have one of us (you!) get back what our families gave those guitar-playing hippies in good faith. Muss up your hair, have baby pictures to show them, then give those people your bills. If you attend St. Mary the Virgin or someplace they wouldn't like, just suggest (don't lie!) that "it's been impossible to attend Mass regularly at Ostrabrama." That is TRUTH, too! Otherwise, say little; shove your bills at them and let them assume what they will. (I just looked at the Cat. Charities site ...seems like if you can slip in the word, "disenfranchised", that should be worth a few months of home payments and some food. I'm not sure it would be a lie to suggest you don't have "your papers", since they're very fond of immigrants. You can mean newspapers, and let them hear immigration stuff if they so choose.)

    I'm not sure what your field is (I'm guessing teaching), but maybe God wants you to plan a move, or a career change, or both. Until then, hit the food pantries, the churches, and get your family fed. I will pray for you, both to keep your holy items, and to get those bills paid.
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    « Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 12:30:40 AM »
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  • Do you have a St. Vincent de Paul organization near you?  They can help with food and sometimes rent/utilities.

    Marsha

     

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