I wish these saint dolls had been available when my youngest son was a toddler. Now they’re going to be here in time for my goddaughter and grandchildren. At least I hope so. Dolls From Heaven is the brainchild of the Kiczek family and they are currently crowdfunding on indiegogo to get started. (update – indigogo campaign raised enough to get production started. Continue to participate towards final payment of first run at link below).
For less than the price of an American Girls doll with all her books, accessories and games, you can get St. Therese Lisieux, in full habit, with accessories, book and Sunday Best dress. I love the idea of the book and the doll together. I can see myself reading Therese’s story to my god daughter while she plays with the doll (ahem, after I get her off the trampoline). Talk about a fantastic way to foster vocations!
Support a great Catholic family of active pro-lifers, not to mention entrepreneurs who will be putting other families to work by outsourcing the manufacturing of the dolls. The doll clothes will be made by the Kiczeks, themselves. Plans are to release one doll a year, including St. John Paul II, St. Bernadette, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick.
What a wonderful way to nurture Catholic culture. We shower our children with so much stuff, then we end up giving or throwing it all away. What if we got them less stuff and made it more meaningful? Then taught them to take care of what they did have? Lovingly promoted our Catholic faith instead of worldly valuelessness?
Help the Kiczek’s now:
learn more about the start-up fund and participate here: http://www.dollsfromheaven.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html.
Only 120 pre-orders are needed to fund their campaign and start manufacturing the dolls!
Update: down payment was raised, now raising funds for final payment for production of first batch of dolls. Participate at link above.
At any rate, I think I know what I’m getting my goddaughter for Christmas and maybe an extra for that future granddaughter, hmmm.
http://www.dollsfromheaven.com/thereses-little-missionaries.html read about how the prototype is already witnessing to Christ.
http://www.dollsfromheaven.com/ read more about the Kiczeks and their Dolls From Heaven.
Rocco Palmo’s latest update to Whispers In The Loggia today, cites yet another incomprehensible move by our “hierarchy”. I can only hope that it is just a miscommunication that got out of hand. According to the website for archbishop Sheen’s cause for sainthood, the Diocese of Peoria is passing the buck for Sheen’s beatification, because the Archdiocese of New York won’t release Sheen’s remains for reinterrment in his home diocese. OH PULEEEZ!! Are we little boys on the playground fighting over territory? Do we need to stand in the corner until we can play nice?!
Excuse my ignorant little backwoods version of common sense, but I think that the BIG BOYS need to talk it out and get back to the cause. Fulton Sheen took Catholicism to the modern world even before Mother Angelica, through his writings and his television series “Life is Worth Living”. His humor and advice are still timely, and I think we deserve a modern day saint to inspire us.
Now that I have had my rant, I truly hope that Archbishop Dolan (no relation) will take up the cause for Archbishop Sheen, and that we will soon have another official example of how to live for Jesus in the midst of this world’s insanity.