The twelfth ornament in a series portraying aspects of the Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica is now available in the Basilica Gift Shop, first floor of the Parish Center, adjacent to the Archabbey Basilica.
The 2009 ornament is a miniature replica of the Good Shepherd window in the Archabbey Basilica. In this window, Jesus is holding a shepherd’s crook in his left hand and is surrounded by a flock of sheep. He holds a lamb on his right shoulder, which represents the parable of the lost sheep in Matthew’s Gospel. The parable illustrates God’s love for us using the image of the shepherd who would leave his flock of sheep to find one who wandered away.
The ornament is available at the Basilica Gift Shop, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. All ornaments are also available at the Archabbey’s online store, http://www.stvincentstore.com.