Welcome all to FaithfulAndTrue.biz. Whether you were a regular customer of the old Main Street store or are a brand new shopper to our online store, we hope you like our new "home" and find it user friendly.
The old Faithful and True had a few policies which we will continue online.
First, we always tried our very best to avoid carrying products made in Communist China. Should you buy something from us that is made in China, please notify us and we will do our best to avoid buying that particular product in the future. (Sometimes things start out being made in one country, say Italy or Taiwan, but then manufacturing is moved to China ... it's not so easy to keep track, especially if products are drop-shipped to you and bypass our inspection). At any rate, we would certainly appreciate a notification if this occurs and we will note "Made in China" in the product description until any remaining inventory is sold out and gone forever.
Second, we are not trying to be all things to all people, so, we don't do ugly and we don't do heretical. We are a very traditional Catholic site and we want to offer you a selection of the best, most trustworthy, and most beautiful Catholic items at reasonable prices.
Third, for at least the next few months ... through May 2016 ... we will offer FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders in the US. There will always be free shipping on purchases over $50, but we will have to test the waters to see how free shipping works out on smaller orders. (We're hoping we can make it work but we need some real time experience here).
Fourth, for loyal, local customers and those who are frequent travelers to Front Royal ... we will be setting up a system where you can order online and pick up locally. We can't give you all the details at the moment, but very soon the glitches ... how you can pay, where you can pick up, pick up times, etc. ... will be worked out and the information will be posted.
For those who remember the old store windows ... usually covered with information on health, politics, economics, etc. ... please watch for our blogs. More of the same is coming in a slightly different format.
If there are ways we can improve this site, carry products that you can't find elsewhere, etc., please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate special requests and suggestions. Also, if you sign up to receive emails from us (there won't be too many, we assure you), you will be notified when new products and seasonal items arrive.
Finally, but most importantly, God has given us two priceless gifts ... our very lives and our Catholic Faith. They are truly the Pearls of Great Price. In this crazy world (and getting crazier by the minute), we must never take them for granted and must fight to protect them. Everything we do should be for the Greater Glory of God. We humbly pray that this new endeavor contributes to that most worthy goal, and, through the sacrificial efforts of faithful Catholics, may God save many souls! Viva Cristo Rey!!! Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us; St. Joseph, pray for us; St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us. All you holy saints and angels of God, pray for us!
*** ONE CLARIFICATION ***
A few people misunderstood #4 above, regarding me setting up an automatic system for local customers to choose items online and pick them up at HLI. That is my goal. However, for the time being, you can place your order, go through the checkout process and then email me that you want to pick up your things. (It typically takes me hours to figure out how to change or add options, etc. and I just don't have the time to devote to it right now.) So, if you'll bear with me, as soon as I can take a breather from adding product to the site, and buying merchandise so as to have some items right here for my loyal, local customers, I will dive into that issue.