Shining Light Saint dolls (giveaway!)
Happy Feast of All Saints! (And because real life, happy Feast of All Souls, when this giveaway is actually going live as opposed to when it was scheduled to. DST suffering is real, people.)
Today marks the final day in a triduum of sorts during which the Church celebrates the eve of All Saints, the Feast of All Saints, and finally the feast of All Souls.
Why the focus on all the dead people?
Well, because we’re Catholic, so we’re a little macabre. Bone church, anyone?
No for real though, it’s because in conquering death (where is your sting?) Christ redeemed us, body and soul, and when He comes again in triumph, our souls will be reunited with our poor bodies if we’ve already died, and we won’t be separated from them if He comes while we still live on earth.
That’s actually what we profess in the Creed. Crazy, right?
It’s also why the Church is so obsessed with dead people. Because in reality, there’s no such thing.
The Saints? Very much alive in Christ. Already chilling with Him in Heaven, in fact, as the Church Triumphant. Hence the open lines of communication in which we’re all, ahem, JPII, can you put in a good word for me with our mutual Lord and Savior since you’re with Him already? (<— intercessory prayer)
The faithful departed who we’re not quite sure about? Purgatory, hopefully. The place where the souls of those who die in a less than perfect but not entirely miserable state can go and finish their prep work for Heaven.
Not because they still have to earn it (which is impossible), but because they’re dressed in tattered robes for the wedding feast, y’all. It’s a last chance to get cleaned up for the big dance, and a tremendous mercy. It’s also a huge opportunity for real teamwork, since the souls in Purgatory, the Church Suffering, can’t pray for themselves.
That’s our job, as the Church Militant, and that’s why praying for the dead is a spiritual work of mercy. (And can you imagine the intercessor you’d have in a soul you helped finish prepping for Heaven?) My boys pray every night for my dead grandpa, and I think it’s adorably persistent because their concern for him is real, and their faithfulness to prayer puts my own to shame.
So happy feast of All Souls. I hope you make the time to pray for friends and loved ones who have gone before you into eternity (and did you know you can earn a partial indulgence for those loved ones for visiting a gravesite and praying for the deceased today, or for visiting a church and doing the same? Get on it.)
So to celebrate today’s feast (and yesterday’s. Friggin Daylight Savings.) I’m giving away a complete set of Shining Light saint dolls and a book. Rafflecopter it up below, and visit the Shining Light website and come back here commenting with your favorite little saint doll of theirs for an extra entry.
Oh, and how about an extra entry for new or existing Mama Needs Coffee Facebook fans 😉
May the odds be with you. Or something along those lines.
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St. Joseph is my favorite!
Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite!
These dolls are so cute! Perfect St. Nicholas day presents 😉
I love the St. Nicholas one! Planning on getting it for the shoes on his feast 🙂
Sarah @ Two Os Plus More
Love the new Padre Pio one!
These are so cool! My kids would love these.
I love the St. Pope John Paul the Great & St. Francis of Assisi dolls! My children would love this entire set!
I like Catherine of Sienna!
We would love a St Patrick!
I’m a sucker for the St. Nicholas!
I love all the Marian dolls!
My personal favorite is Our Lady of Knock. She just so rosy looking.
I like St. Nicholas 🙂
i suppose if I have to pick — St. Francis, because the wolf is adorable!
Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite :).
I love these dolls – bought one for my baby’s first birthday, Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Love the new St. Francis one!
It’s difficult to choose but I think Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite.
I love these. so cute. thanks for the giveaway!
My toddler’s favorite is St Francis of Assisi, they are really into animals right now 🙂
They are all so cute, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be Saint Patrick with his little red beard!
Love the St. Joseph!
Our Lady of Knock. Love them all though!
Oo I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
I love the whole around the world series, but I have an especial love of Saint Francis.
love our lady of knock 🙂
We have Our Lady of Guadalupe, and I like so many of them! St. Francis would definitely be loved in our house.
Our toddler is obsessed with the St. Nicholas he got for St. Nick’s Day last year. I also really love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Love Our Lady of Knock of Ireland!
The Francis of Assisi is so sweet with those cute little animals! And you probably would’ve gotten this posted on time if you hadn’t had a sweet party to attend yesterday!
I love the Padre Pio one, but I bet my son would like St. Francis best (animals!).
St. Therese and St. Pio are my favorites, but they’re all adorable 🙂
St. Joseph is so sweet! And he’s our parish patron, as well.
Love the Our Lady of Guadeloupe doll!
We have Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Patrick so they are my current favorites. Our son loves “Marbee and Patty”
I love all of them!
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe doll.
I love the Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Padre Pio!
Saint Francis of Assisi! They are all so cute.
My favorite will probably always be Our Lady of Guadalupe but I love the new St Joseph too!
Our Lady of Knock!
Our Lady of Czestochowa of Poland
Love these little dolls! Our house would love any of the Marian dolls or a St. Nicholas doll! Another great post Jenny!
I love Our Lady of Knock! She is so cheerful looking! I also like the St. Joseph, he is a special saint-friend of mine.
They are all so cute but I particularly like Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. John Paul the Great!
Our favorites are St. Nicholas and OL Fatima. Really happy to see St. Joseph now too!
i love them all, but especially Our Lady of Guadeloupe. Honestly, I am excited about th book(s)!!
We love them all 😉
I love the Saint Lucia one for my little Lucy, But they are all adorable.
I LOVE these dolls. I recently purchased one for my Goddaughter — Our Lady of Lourdes doll. I would love the Padre Pio doll for my Godson. These are the cutest saint dolls ever.
The Our Lady of Czestochowa doll is my favorite!
Oh these are beautiful – hard to choose a favorite! I think I’m going to say Our Lady of Lourdes.
Well I guess I hope there will be a St. Lucia one in the future…Our Lady of Knock is just as pretty.
Adorable tributes to our saints – St. Lucy is perfect for my niece who suffers from ongoing eyesight problems. Her dad prays to St. Lucy. I believe she would enjoy and cherish the doll.
I love them all!!!! Our Lady of Guadalupe is y favorite doll!
I love St Joseph or St Nicholas 🙂
My favorite is Our Lady of Guadalupe!
I love all the dolls! But I think Saint Francis would be up on my list!
I love the St. Nicholas and Our Lady of Fatima dolls!
I’ve been wanting the Our Lady of Knock or Our Lady of Lourdes. We love these dolls!
I’d love the St. Nick one for his feast day!
I am loving Padre Pio 🙂
St Pope John Paul is my favorite!
St. Joseph! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
I love the St. Nicholas doll!
I love Our Lady of Czestochowa
My current favorite is Our Lady of Fatima but I can’t wait for the St. Therese doll to be released!
Our Lady of Guadalupe! But they are all beautiful!
Lucy Van Goethem
I can’t wait to get Our Lady of Aparecida. I consecrated my ministry to the youth to her in 2013 when we visited the shrine on our way home from WYD Rio.
We have all the Shining Light dolls, except the 4 new ones. I would love the St. Joseph. New favorite 🙂
Saint Lucy is my favorite.
Saint Patrick for my little Irish Moira!
St. Joseph is my favorite! I love all of them!
We have two and want to expand! I like Our Lady of Knock.
I love all the Marian dolls – particularly Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Our lady of Guadalupe is my favorite
ST Nicholas <3
All the Marian ones!
Our Lady of Guadalupe!
I love giving these adorable dolls as gifts!
Our Lady of Knock!
I love St. Joseph, but they are all wonderful and would all be thoroughly enjoyed by our children 🙂
I love St. Padre Pio.
We have Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe, but I’d love to get some of the other Saints! 🙂
Our Lady of Guadalupe is beautiful !
Love them all! but especially the book! Would be perfect for our Mass bag.
Love these dolls!
Our Lady of Knock is our favorite.
I really like the St. Joseph
Saint Martin de Porres! He’s my confirmation Saint 🙂
Love all of these. Our Lady of Guadalupe is my son’s favorite
We have a few of the Marian ones already and I love Our Lady of Lourdes, but they are all sooo cute!
St Joseph is really cute!
My favorite (although it’s hard to choose!) is Mother Theresa of Calcutta.
I love them all! St. Francis is really adorable.
We already have an Immaculate Heart, but I would love a St. Joseph for my little guy who bears his name! These dolls are so great.
Our Lady of Fatima, if I have to pick one 😉
Provably St. Nicholas or St. Padre Pio. But they’re all soooo cute!
Our Lady of Lourdes is my favorite doll. Thanks!
There’s a dark-haired one holding a baby that is adorable, but I can’t figure out who it is! It doesn’t seem to have a working Amazon link.
is it our lady of China?
These are just the CUTEST! I love the St. Martin and any of the Marys.
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe doll. So pretty!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Our Lady of Guadalupe!
My favorites are St. Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe!
I love the new St Joesph!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe doll!
I love all the Blessed Mother dolls, but St Nicholas is probably my favorite.
Our Lady of Fatima and St. Patrick!
I like the St Patrick and OL of Guadalupe dolls
I would love to have them all, but for now all I have is a Lady of Mount Carmel holy card from Shinging Light Dolls, but I love it! The design is so simple and precious.
The Our Lady of China doll is so pretty!
Our Lady of Guadeloupe!
As a FUS grad, I’m a bit partial to St. Francis!
My 3 yr old says her favorite is Our Lady of Lourdes.
So hard to pick! Maybe OLG?
My son has been asking me to order him some of these! My daughter has Our Lady of Lourdes, and I love Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Nicholas!
I love St. Nick!
I love the St. Therese one!
I love St. Patrick for my own little Patrick!
Love this, inspired by these, especially today
St. Francis is my favorite — the little wolf!!
St Nick is on the mind with Christmas coming up!
St. Joseph, but I love that they have all the Our Lady ones as well–Czestochowa FTW!!!
I love all these dolls so much!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
My favorite is Our Lady of Czestochowa! We gave our nephews St Patrick & St Nicholas for All Saints Day & they took them to bed!
I love Our Lady of Knock!
Our Lady of Knock is my favorite but they are all adorable!
Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favourite!
I love them all! Current favorites are St. Nicholas, St. Joseph, and Our Lady of Fatima.
My favorite is St. Therese of Lisieux!
We bought Our Ladies of Fatima and Guadelupe to keep in the basinette with the baby. Even had them blessed 🙂
I am really loving St. Francis right now.
I LOVE all of the “Our Lady” dolls! So hard to pick a favorite!
I love the Saint Francis of Assisi!
I like the Our Lady of Guadalupe doll
That St. Francis is adorable with his little puppy but I love St. Joseph with his flowers even more!
Anny of the VMs would be pretty sweet
I love the “St. Nicholas” doll. I really liked him,ever since I heard about him punching a heretic in the nose and saving girls from prostitution.
They are all wonderful! I especially like St. Francis. 🙂
I love St. Martin de Porres! And I’m a new Facebook liker!
So hard to choose a favorite, but I’ll go with St Nicholas.
These are SO cute! Hard to pick a fave but Our Lady of Guadalupe would probably be it.
St. Francis is my favorite! I have a few of these in my home and my grandchildren L.O.V.E.
them!! Would love to have a set of them.
I’ve always been part of making my own saint dolls but these look awesome!
We love the Shining Light dolls! We already have Our Lady of Guadelupe and Our Lady of Lourdes for my 2 daughters. So now I’m thinking St Francis for my son? But honestly, they’re all so cute. Can’t go wrong with any of them!
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
For some reason (maybe the fact we recently listened to his Glory Story CD?), I’m really like St. Martin de Porres (whose feast is tomorrow). And I am anxious to see just about all the ones on the “coming soon” page… St. Elizabeth of Hungary would be much loved at our house…
Bianca @ alleluiaisoursong.com
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe one! It looks like they might have an Our Lady of Mt. Carmel one coming soon too? So cute!
I love the Padre Pio one!!
I just love the Our Lady of Guadalupe one!
The St. Francis one is my favorite! Goodness, they are all so cute!!!
A Marian doll, as our new baby will be named Mary (God willing).
St Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe!! I would love to get them for my littles for their feast days!
Oh my goodness! The Our Lady of Czestochowa doll is ADORABLE. Fav!
Those are adorable! And so perfect for little hands. 🙂
Almost impossible to choose just one favorite but I do love Padre Pio.
I think their image of St. Dominic is my favorite…but St. JPII is so sweet as well!!!!!
Out Lady of Czestechowa is my favorite!
We don’t have Joseph yet!
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe doll! We actually just bought the St. Nicholas doll for my son a few weeks ago, and he’ll receive it in his shoe as one of his gifts on the Feast of St. Nicholas!
I love the Lady of Guadalupe one! My baby is due on her feast day, so she’s been extra special to me lately! 🙂
These make such sweet gifts. Have given them on baptism anniversaries for my goddaughters. Would love to give the set to my children for Christmas!
St Joseph is my favorite!
I love Our Lady of China, but I don’t think it’s in production yet??? I also really like our Lady of Czestochowa.
Our Lady of Lordes!
Not entering the contest, but just wanted to say I appreciate your Matt Maher reference.
Also just about 7 months until the big day! ( I’m the crazy girl who was posting like every day about almost being engaged/then getting engaged. I’m still reading just not commenting as much- your posts are so fantastic!)
You also make me so excited to be a mother. You acknowledge its difficulties and turn to God in those moments, but also you have those incredibly amazing moments that make it all worthwhile and you praise God for those moments, too.
I sometimes get nervous about it all, leaving my parents, taking on this incredibly holy task and vocation, being open to children from the get go, but reading about your life makes me know that the Lord has me through it all. So thank you and I hope you’re told you are appreciated MULTIPLE times per day!
Our Lady of Guadalupe!
St. Francis is pretty adorable! My kids (and me) would love these!!!
I love St Joseph and St Therese! But really they are all adorable so hard to choose!
I would love If it were possible to get Our Lady of China! We just brought our daughter home from China in February and that aging light doll would be perfect for her. I do have the prayer card, as at least this is available. I also like Our Lady of Knock, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Patrick and St. Nicholas.
I love the St. Nicholas doll, especially for my toddler son!
My 4 year old, Joe, loves St. Patrick! Great giveaway!
Love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
They are all so precious!
Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Love St Joseph!! I’ll be adding that to our little guys Christmas list ASAP!!
These are all awesome! St. Francis is the best!
These would be great stocking stuffers!
Love the Our Lady of Lourdes doll!
My favorite is the St Therese
Kaitlin @ More Like Mary
Beautiful reflection. Thanks.
And St.Nicholas! I’m so pumped for Advent!
I love the new St. Francis doll!
Our Lady of China!
I’m a fan of jp2 too!
Our Lady of Fatima – if I must choose!
oh & have given these as presents to little girls (my godbaby) and big girls (my college friends haha) and everyone loves them 😉 my favorite is Our Lady of Czestochowa
Each one I see is my new favorite! I have to get these for my 2year old. St. Francis is pretty sweet. He might be my favorite. For now!
Oh my gosh, how cute. I love Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Padre Pio is my favorite!
I love St. Nicholas!
I love them all!
I would love any of these but I love the Mary one!
St Francis is my favorite!
My favorite is St. Patrick! I’m sure it is the Irish in me.
Love St. Joseph!
So hard to choose a favorite! I really like St. Patrick and Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Love Our Lady of Lourdes!
They are all wonderful, but I’m super excited about St. Nicholas!
I like St. Francis!
St. Francis for the win!
They are ALL beautiful but it would be fun to have St. Nicholas. I’m hoping to start celebrating his feast day this year with our kids. I didn’t grow up celebrating feast days but I’m hoping to take the opportunity to teach who he REALLY was.
My kids would love these! I like that they come with a book.
How can you not just love St. Patrick! I love his red hair and jolly smile.
I love them all, but especially St Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe. 🙂
St. Therese of Lisieux, coming soon!
So hard to choose a favorite…. I love the Padre Pio, but my son’s favorite is St. Patrick, which looks awesome and I would love to give either my Lily or Daisy a doll of the Little Flower herself. Also, St. Nicholas would be especially nice at Christmas.
So excited that there is now a St Francis of Assisi doll. Love him!
Tie between Saint Joseph and OLG!
I love them all but the Padre Pio looks so cheerful. I think Padre Pio has been trying to get my attention ever since I went into labor on his feast day last year.
These dolls are so adorable! I love Our Lady of Guadalupe.
My kids would LOVE all of them!
I love the St. Martin de Porres and Our Lady of Guadalupe dolls.
Saint Francis for my little animal lover!
Hard to pick a favorite! St. Nicholas is pretty awesome, but I’m sure we could easily build and enjoy a collection of these.
I love them all but I like how cheery and bright St Patrick is especially!
I love all the Mary dolls – especially Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of China!
I love the Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Francis of Assisi.
Lady of Guadalupe. Definitely. She’s so darling!
The St. Joseph one is my favorite, but I’m excited for some of the ones that are coming soon!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Jen @ Into Your Will
They’re all adorable but I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Well, if I have to actually choose one… The St. Nicholas. But I love all the ones of Our Lady too. So adorable 🙂
My favorite is St. Nicholas at the moment as December will be here soon 🙂
Love them all, but I have a special place in my heart for OL of Guadalupe:)
I’m a sucker for that St Nicholas, but all of the Holy Virgins are adorable!!
These are so perfect for a little ones altar! Looking forward to St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
I really love all of them, but if I had to pick a favorite, I’d say Our Lady of Lourdes because my little Clara was born on her feast day.
I love the Padre Pio! I made my son a Padre Pio costume for All Saints day!
O.L. Of Guadalupe is my favorite!!!!!
These are so adorable – love them, especially St Joseph!!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!
So cute! I love them!!
Our Lady of Lourdes
I love them all, but if I have to pick one…Our Lady of Lourdes
Hopping on the OLG fan bandwagon! I’ve always loved her. So cute.
Our Lady of Knock
They all make me smile; they are so adorable! I love the Marian ones and St. Nicholas, but I am eyeing St. Joseph for my 4yo!
My favorite is St. Nicholas.
I love Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Padre Pio!
Beautiful post, as usual, Jenny!
Love all of these! ❤️
Any of the Our Lady dolls would be a great hit at our house! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
I love them all! We do not have any of them yet – so any one of them would be lovely !
Too hard to choose a fave, but I had to get the Black Madona for my JP. 🙂
Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite.
Can I say all of them? All of the Marys are precious. Our Lady of Guadalupe is my favorite!
St. Francis is my favorite!
My favorite Shining Light Doll is Our Lady of Lourdes!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe!!!
My fav is St Patrick!
I’m loving the Our Lady of Fatima doll!
I love Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Paula @ FrostedFingers.com
I love them all! I just ordered St Joseph for my baby being born the week before Christmas.
I love them all, but I think my favorite is Our Lady of Czestochowa of Poland !
Love the Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I love st. nicholas and padre pio!
Gotta love St. Nicholas. So jolly, so generous, so liable to punch a heretic in the face.
I love these dolls! Thank you for sharing.
I love the new St. Francis and St. Joseph dolls – so sweet!
I love the St. Francis