5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 gift shop

5802 E. Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 gift shop


Located on the campus of the beautiful Franciscan Renewal Center

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Located on the campus of the beautiful Franciscan Renewal Center

Meet the Artist

meet the artist, Nov. 24th

Sunday, Nov. 24th after the morning masses.


Meet Cathy Zoccoli from AMen.  She wil be at the gift shop after the Sunday morning masses.  She will have a large selection of her jewelry designs, including the very popular A-Men  wrap bracelet.


OUR PROJECT

Imported from Italy, The AMen collection is a family business and now available in the USA.  

AMEN’s jewelry collection was born in 2012 and is the passion of an Italian jewelry designer and businessman, Giovanni Licastro.  It was his vision to make jewelry made of words that motivates, inspires and confirms faith.  Now his cousin and first generation American, Cathy Zoccoli is spreading his vision.  The AMEN project is based on words of faith, words that accompany childhood and remain in the minds of everyone for their entire life. Faith affects the soul of every person.  Faith is solace, remembrance, hope and happiness.

THE MEANING


The AMEN name was chosen for its inner meaning: truth and certainty.  The sound is enjoyable and easily recognizable in every country around the world.  AMEN is a word easy to remember.  The payoff “live your faith” “#LYF” tells a contemporary concept of faith.  Faith is a choice of awareness and belonging.  AMEN Collection includes faith as a concept of love, love toward your partner, children, friends and people we care about.


Beautiful wrap bracelets.  Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Serenity Prayer, Irish Blessing, Fire and Police Prayers.

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Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist, DEc. 8th

Along with working at Books and Blessings Gift Shop, I have been a self-directed student of Biblical archaeology for ten years with emphasis on the historical Jesus and early Christanities.


During this period I have been to Israel twice, the last visit in 2018 with Dr. James Tabor, exploring from Dan to Tamar.  Prior to that trip I visited Jordan and Turkey.  This year I toured Egypt prior to joining the 30 member team to dig at  the Zion Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem in June 2019. YEA!  This was an experience of a lifetime for me!


For the last two summers I have dug sites in the Mimbres Valley, New Mexico with UN/Las Vegas.  We unearthed pottery, flora, fauna, and human remains of the Mimbres Indians dating c. 800 to 1000 AD.  I am a volunteer with the Mimbres Museum and offer lectures to students regarding the preservation of the Mimbres culture.


I am retired as Vice President of the Grand Canyon Railway serving the Grand Canyon in Arizona....and I loved it!


After retirement from the railroad, I volunteered at the Casa and also served as director of education and retreats in the 90's. I left that position to care for my husband who has since passed.  I returned to the Casa in the gift shop and started my business  IMAGES OF PASSION.  I am proud to have my company represented in the shop.  I create Rosary bracelets from semi precious materials.  My bracelets have been purchased by people from around the world....I love and am grateful for the wonderful opportunity  the shop has given me.

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