Gloria was established in 2015 in Western Australia after an Advent spent fruitlessly searching for one pink candle. Yes, we had three purple candles and could not find a pink one to match. We realised that frequently when we needed particular items to enhance a celebration they often couldn’t be found, in time or at all.
The concept of Gloria was formed.
Gloria is a liturgical store. What is liturgy, I hear you ask.
Liturgy is the participation of the People of God in the work of God. To live liturgically is to be aware of the divine meaning and significance of every moment.
The liturgical calendar, with its yearly cycle of feasts and fasts, provides a path for our feet. The routines and rituals of everyday life contribute to the great cosmic liturgy in which we live.
So Gloria was established to provide what you need, when you need it, in order to help you (and us) live a fuller liturgical life.
Living a liturgical lifestyle requires a bit of planning. Knowing when Advent starts in order to get those candles on time, for example. As Gloria was developed it became clear that it needed to be more than just a store. Gloria now is part store, part blog, part calendar and more.
We hope that you find in Gloria a trusted and dependable resource as you go about your liturgical life.
From our family to yours.
1. Dr. Chene Heady Numbering My Days: How the Liturgical Calendar Rearranged My Life, 2016