Friday, June 20, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Today I'm over at Emily's Estuary, sharing the story of how Silver Hill Treasures got its start. Emily has been doing a series on veiling, and asked me to share. Head on over to read all about it, and if you're interested, check out the other veiling posts. Here is a link to my personal veiling story: Karen's Story. They are truly inspiring!
Ever wonder why my company is called "Silver Hill" Treasures?
My hometown is beautiful Tegucigalpa, Honduras, founded on September 29, 1578 by Spanish settlers as “Real de Minas de San Miguel de Tegucigalpa”. The word “Tegucigalpa” is derived from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa, which means hills of silver. So, the city’s name literally means “the mining camp of St. Michael (the Archangel) in the silver hills”.
Tegucigalpa is a beautiful Spanish colonial city, chock full of colonial churches.
“Treasures” is how I see Catholic sacramentals (including veils). Veils especially are treasures since women are rediscovering this beautiful devotion.
Pictured above is St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral in Tegucigalpa. It was built between 1765 and 1786, in the Baroque style. The exterior has been restored to its original color. The main altar (below) is made of gold mined by the Spaniards in Tegucigalpa. It's divided into three columns and depicts: (middle column, top to bottom) The Holy Trinity (painting), The Virgin Mary and St. Michael the Archangel. The two side columns depict the 6 other Archangels. Did you notice the altar rail?