Crafts, Cards, and Icons

Through the centuries, religious have pursued crafts and artwork as spiritual practices and as an expression of their devotion to simplicity and handwork. At the Order of Saint Helena, we encourage sisters who enjoy crafts to practice their art and we offer our creations for suggested contributions. For more information, contact us at

Our crafts include:

* Ministry of Silly Cards by Sr. Faith Anthony

* Reproductions of icons by Sr. Ellen Francis

* Anglican rosaries by Sr. Linda

* Dominican rosaries by Sr. Mary Lois.

* Crochet cinctures by Sr. Rosina


Mary Hodegetria

Icons by Ellen Francis

Reproductions of icons by Sr. Ellen Francis are available for sale at the convent.


Silly card

"Ministry of Silly Cards" by Faith Anthony

Sr. Faith Anthony draws cards to reflect liturgical seasons and other special occasions.

Catalog of Faith's Cards



Anglican rosary

Anglican Rosaries by Linda Elston

The Anglican rosary was designed to be used with prayers from the Book of Common Prayer.

Traditional rosary

Traditional Rosaries by Mary Lois

Traditional rosaries are made to order by Sr. Mary Lois.

Updated: September 21, 2016