Lumen Mundi Blog

April 09, 2019

Palm Sunday Message

As we approach Palm Sunday and the final Sunday of Lent, also the beginning of Holy Week, we commemorate the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, only days before He was crucified.  As we receive palm fronds, we commemorate Christ's arrival to Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, to the lavish praise of the townspeople, who threw clothes and palms in front of Him as a sign of homage. This practice showed great respect and admiration.  
 
Palm branches are widely recognized as the symbol of peace and victory, hence their continued use on Palm Sunday.  The symbolism of a donkey instead of a horse represents the humble arrival of someone in peace, as opposed to arriving in war or as a threat.  In the most defining event in the history of man, one week later, Christ would rise from the dead on the first Easter Sunday.
 
During Palm Sunday Mass, palms are distributed to parishioners who carry them in a ritual procession into the Church. The palms are blessed, and many people will fashion them into small crosses or other items of personal devotion. These may be returned to the church or kept for the year.  As we all know, because the palms are blessed, they may not be discarded as trash. Instead, they are appropriately gathered at the church and incinerated to create the ashes that will be used in the following year's Ash Wednesday observance.
 
At Lumen Mundi, we believe in the power of the resurrection and recall the words of Pope John Paul II; "Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."   We wish all a blessed Palm Sunday and through the power and majesty of Holy Week, may we realize that we stand at the “Altar of the Cross where heaven is rejoined to earth and earth to heaven, along with the Mother of the Lord. We enter into the moment that forever changed – and still changes – all human history, the great self-gift of the Son of God who did for us what we could never do for ourselves…”
 
From all of us atLumen Mundi, to all of you in your retail stores, Churches, Shrines, Basilicas and, Cathedrals, have a blessed Palm Sunday and may we always remember the gift that God bestowed upon us and the mission we have to serve Him throughout the year through our ministries and businesses.

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Welcome to the 3rd installment of our Lumen Mundi “Get to Know your Team” series.  Today, we will be introducing you to YOUR Warehouse Team:
March 21, 2019

Welcome to the 3rd installment of our Lumen Mundi “Get to Know your Team” series. Today, we will be introducing you to YOUR Warehouse Team:

In this week’s “Get To Know Your Team” series, we are proud to feature your warehouse team: Phil, Shane, Chucky and Benard (in order, from left to right.) These four gentlemen work tirelessly, day after day, ensuring that our products are picked, packed, and shipped with tender loving care.  While you may not ever speak to them, or even hear their names, rest assured that they are a critical part of the Lumen Mundi team and they ensure our customers are taken care of from behind the scenes.  Between the four of them, under Chucky and Shane’s lead, they are responsible for managing over 5,000 SKU’s in our Florida warehouse and juggle hundreds of inbound and outbound shipments each and every day.  
 
Chucky, Shane, and Phil all have their roots in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, though only Chucky was born there; Shane was born in Florida; Phil was born in Brooklyn, NY; and Benard is from Kenya.  Chucky has been with Lumen Mundi for almost six (6) years, Shane has been with us for almost three (3) years and Phil just joined a year and a half ago.  Benard is the newest member of the warehouse team and joined us in January of this year to meet the needs of the business and ensure your orders leave our warehouse as quickly and accurately as possible. Your entire warehouse team has a passion for Lumen Mundi and more importantly for you, our customer!  
 
Tokens continue to be one of our most popular products and we continue to create new designs and styles every year to add to our current collection of 300+.  Over the past 26 years, the warehouse team has shipped over 5 million tokens.  To thank you for helping us to achieve this milestone, this week’s special involves tokens!  If you buy 10 bags of silver-tone, stock (non-custom) tokens, our gift to you is ONE FREE BAG!  Use code WH2019 or mention this e-blast to take advantage of this promotion on or before Monday, March 25th.
 
Call us at 888-844-0215 or visit our web site today at www.lumenmundi.comto take advantage of this limited time offer.  Free tokens are waiting for you, and as always, thank you for your business!

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Retail Advice from Lumen Mundi
November 28, 2018

THE MORE THINGS STAY THE SAME

Retailing is one of the oldest businesses of all, and the fundamentals today are the same as they were when Roman legions conquered the Holy Land. Let's remind ourselves what these are.

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Email Engages
November 13, 2018

Email Engages

Used to be everyone understood "engagement" to mean a ring and a commitment to marriage. Now, it's a word that usually comes along wrapped in digital webernet techspeak about analytics, featured snippets, heatmaps, and keyword density. Knowing what all that stuff means must be great, but it's not what specialty retailing is about, and we can safely ignore most of it. Customer engagement, though, is for real, and email is a small retailer's friend.

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A Story of Faith
November 07, 2018

A Story of Faith

Please join us in a story of faith:

Frank, one of our Lumen Mundi Sales Reps, was corresponding with one of our customers in the Pacific; she was recently in harm’s way from the Super Typhoon Yutu.  Her story of faith and of commitment touched us, and I want to share it with our customers. 

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Healing Saints
October 29, 2018

Healing Saints

In our modern idiom, we would say that when it came to helping others, John of God had no brakes. His fidelity to the grace of God dominated his being and guided his actions. Perhaps the best-known of the many miracles associated with him is his rescue of the patients in a burning hospital. At one point a roof collapse plunged him into the heart of the flames, but he emerged unscathed.

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Who are the Healing Saints?
February 16, 2018

Who are the Healing Saints?

Many people can tell you how powerful Pray can be. Maintaining faith in God’s will can be very difficult during trying times in our life, but through prayer we are able to find strength. Sometimes we need more than just our own prays to guide us through. Catholic have turned to the Healing Saints for particularly difficult issues. Healing [...]

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Whats So Great About Pocket Tokens?
February 09, 2018

Whats So Great About Pocket Tokens?

Pocket tokens have always been one of our best sellers at Lumen Mundi. There are many reasons why people love these items both as gifts and keepsakes for themselves. We wanted to share some of the most common questions we get about our Pocket Tokens. Q: What is a Pocket Token?A: Our Pocket Tokens are 1-1/4-inch tokens [...]

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Saint Benedict Door Rosary
January 25, 2018

Saint Benedict Door Rosary

What is a Door Rosary? Our Saint Benedict Door Rosary is one of our most unique items. With 23 mm beads the Door Rosary is designed to fit around most door knobs. It is intended to be Placed on the door knob of the entry door of a room. It like many traditional Saint Benedict items is meant to [...]

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January 19, 2018

Saint Benedict Display

Choosing products to carry in your store can be difficult, especially when you are trying to figure out how you want to display it. A great option are pre-assembled displays.Pre-assembled displays are display units with pre-selected products assigned to them. The location and quantity of each item on the display is chosen for you. They usually come with easy [...]

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Improve your Sales with Add-On
January 12, 2018

Improve your Sales with Add-On

Add-On Sales There are many ways that a store can increase their sales. The simplest way and maybe the easiest to track is Add-On Items. But what is a good Add-On item to offer? I’m Glad you asked! The most effective Add-On items tend to be two things: Small and Inexpensive.Let’s break down the benefits of [...]

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DIY - Pocket Shrine
November 25, 2015

DIY - Pocket Shrine

Shrines have been part of the Catholic church for a millennia. Found in many churches, or Holy locations they are intended to be a place of quiet and focused Prayer. Often focused around a Saint or Devotional, shrines are places where we as Christians can learn from those who have come before us,  to follow [...]

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