Thursday, December 18, 2008

You know Christmas is getting near ...

... when the Sacred Heart Auto League's Web site is sold out of both its Sacred Heart Commemorative Statue and its Sacred Heart Visor Clip. I am happy, however, because not having a car, all I need is its beautiful 2009 Sacred Heart Daily Companion, which I own.

"For over 50 years, the Sacred Heart Auto League has been making the roads safer," says a mission statement on the league's Web site. "Those who take part in this free membership, and who live out their love of neighbor through courteous and careful driving, thereby counter - and in a sense, repair - the inconsideration and carelessness so often encountered while on the road. Membership is free."

The league is a wonderful throwback to the golden age of 1950s Bishop Sheen Catholicism, and its Web site includes some evocative photos from that era.