Why Lumen Mundi
Since 1996, Lumen Mundi has been supplying the Catholic market with the highest quality catholic product from Italy. We strive for innovation and quality in our products and together with our Italian partners, we have been able to come up with some of the most creative and best-selling lines in our industry such as the tokens, catholic gift bags, healing saints, oxidized medals, and some other successful lines. Thanks to our amazing customers that are always recommending and giving us feedback on the items that they are looking for, we really put our faith and heart into coming up with creative and unique products for our customers.
How our Products are Made
Here are some images and a video of how our products are made. 95% of our religious wholesale jewelry is hand made in Italy.
As we embark on our Labor Day weekend, we wanted to drop you a short note to say Happy Labor Day! Thank you for your hard work, your contributions to the communities of which you are a part, and, for giving us the blessings to help you in your businesses and ministries.
Have a blessed, fun, and safe weekend! And remember, even though we will be closed on Monday so our team can enjoy some time off with family and friends, we are always here to help you; we will be back in the office at 9am on Tuesday.
Yours In Christ,
The Lumen Mundi and Devon Teams
On August 15th, we, as Catholics around the world, celebrate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This feast day commemorates the day when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken up ('assumed') into heaven after her earthly life came to an end. It affirms the belief that Mary was sinless and that she was taken into heaven both 'body and soul'. The Assumption teaches us that we too, through perseverance and faithfulness, can be united with God after our earthly life comes to an end.
The Assumption is a significant doctrine in the Catholic Church, and it is a Holy Day of Obligation and celebrated as a feast day and Public Holiday in many parts of Europe and South America (and further afield!). It is a time of joy and celebration reflected in the many colorful and exuberant pageants and processions and private family gatherings which take place on that day.
In some countries, such as Italy and Spain, there are huge parades and feasts in honor of the Virgin Mary. Statues of the Blessed Virgin, crowned and garlanded, are carried through the streets while onlookers worship and venerate her through the act of throwing scented rose petals. These processions draw in many tourists and are attended by those of all faiths due to the carnival atmosphere and festivities.
Many traditions are associated with this holiday. One is for children to wear blue, which is the color of Mary's mantle, white to symbolize purity or gold to reflect her crown. Some people choose to attend mass and say special prayers to Mary. Reflecting earlier Pagan festivals, crops and harvests are blessed by local clergy and baskets of fruit can be exchanged between neighbors and relatives. Some people also like to visit Marian shrines or take part in processions on this day. The merriment can often extend late into the evening with people dancing around bonfires and enjoying nocturnal fireworks.
If you are not fortunate enough to be able to attend a celebration, why not make your own at home? How about setting up a small Marian altar, with a statue of Our Lady, a Blessed candle and some lilies (associated with chastity) in a vase. Perhaps say a Decade of the Rosary or other favorite prayer with meditative hymnal music playing in the background. Give thanks for the sustenance and nourishment you (and your family) receive on a daily basis.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, this is a day to honor Mary and her importance in our lives. Many Catholics believe that the Assumption guarantees Mary's role as the queen of heaven and intercessor for humanity. This doctrine is a source of great joy for us as Catholics, who believe that Mary is now in the presence of God and that she prays for all the living and the dead.
We give thanks to God for His gift of Mary and we reflect on her example of duty and humility. We also remember that, like Mary, we too are called to a life of holiness.
“ Independence Day will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.” - John Adams
John Adams believed the Fourth of July should be forever remembered with pomp, parades, and “Bells, Bonfires, and illuminations”. The Fourth of July should be viewed as a significant day for every American; a day that celebrates our hard-earned and long-cherished freedom from Great Britain. Through parades, feasts, and fireworks, Americans across the country will commemorate its heroes and honor their sacrifices to bring forth and sustain our nation, under God and endowed with unique blessings for our country and our people.
As each of us takes time with family and friends, we wish each of you the joy and prosperity that was earned this day, over 246 years ago, and may you celebrate and remember the deliverance that was secured and announced to the world on this fateful day.
From the Lumen Mundi and Devon Family, Happy Fourth of July to all! May this day be a symbol of peace, prosperity, and happiness in your lives. God bless America and the people who live here!
Yours in Christ,
*The Lumen Mundi and Devon offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.