About Us

Welcome! My name is Joan, and I am happy that you have found my new Catholic-Collectibles website. I'd like to share a little bit about my background and how this website came about. I am a former schoolteacher, having taught in Catholic schools for about 14 years. My specialty was teaching religion. I also have been a catechist at my local parish for several years where I teach children in the Religious Education Program (CCD). I love learning more and more about the faith, its beauty and truth, and helping others to know and love it, too.

In 1998 I discovered buying and selling on eBay. It was enjoyable to bid on interesting Catholic collectible items, especially holy cards, and at the same time, supplement my income. Over the years, Catholic-Collectibles became a successful business, and I eventually opened an eBay Store, achieved Power Seller status, and maintained a 100% positive feedback rating throughout the years. As an eBay buyer, I developed an exquisite holy card collection, bought some beautiful rosary beads, and a acquired a great collection of prayer books and vintage missals.

Encouraged by the success of my eBay Store, I decided to start an online store of my own. I enjoyed designing my own website and called it Traditional Catholic Collectibles. Having been introduced to Creed Rosary on eBay, I wanted to feature this excellent, traditional line of rosaries and medals on my website along with holy cards and Catholic art. It was wonderful that many of my eBay customers found my website, and it was the success I had hoped it to be; however, due to limitations of the website software, I was able to offer only a relatively small number of items. So, while response to the new website was excellent, often customers would ask for items I could not provide. I knew it was time to expand my store so that I could offer a greater variety of items to my customers and attract new ones.

The New Catholic-Collectibles

In 2014 the new Catholic-Collectibles website was launched, offering nearly 17,000 religious articles and growing. Here you will find for yourself or as gifts for family and friends, rosaries, patron saint medals, bibles and inspirational books, religious jewelry, crosses and crucifixes, statues, figurines, holy water fonts, scapulars, rosary boxes and keepsakes, sports medals, pet medals and more! We also offer movies and music, dvd's and cd's. We have added a beautiful selection of Eastern Orthodox icons that can open whole new worlds to anyone not yet familiar with them.

Shop for holy seasons and special occasions, Easter, Christmas, Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Wedding and Anniversary gifts. We carry beautiful Nativity sets, traditional Italian designs, distinctive Hummel nativities, nativity sets for children, and other treasured heirlooms. We are pleased to carry four new lines of Church supplies, including statuary and other liturgical items of high quality at competitive prices.

A feature of Catholic-Collectibles is our Shop by Brand option. We carry your favorite brands including Creed rosary beads and jewelry, the entire line of Bliss fine, handcrafted medals, patron saint medals, crucifixes and crosses with over 6,000 choices, the Vatican Library Collection, recreations inspired by historic art from the Vatican Library, the McVan collection of magnificent rosaries and art, the beloved Hummel line, Salerni sterling silver images and boxes, beads made with Swarovski crystal, Ghirelli's stunning rosaries, and the elegant HMH collection and more!

You will find Catholic-Collectibles to be different from other online retail sites. It is not only a retail site, but a labor of love. I believe that all things related to the faith should be treated with reverence, and so I have designed the website graphics accordingly. In the same vein, I have written product and category descriptions that truly reflect our Catholic culture and sacred traditions. The new Catholic-Collectibles, although a much bigger and grander store, continues to offer the same personal service to our customers as always!

If you have something in mind that you do not see at the Catholic-Collectibles website, please contact us and we will try to find it for you. Seek and you shall find! It continues to be gratifying to offer an ever-increasing selection of items which I believe will help to bring us closer to God. Enjoy browsing, and may God bless you!

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