St. Barbara Crosses Large Tote Bag
The St. Barbara Crosses Large Tote Bag features a beautiful double-sided custom print on a premium quality imitation leather tote bag. Comfortable and sturdy adjustable carrying straps with high-quality stitching for long-lasting durability. Finished with multiple interior compartments to keep your items organized. A truly unique way to share your faith or a special holiday, birthday or confirmation gift.
◼ Adjustable Straps 11"
◼ Zippered Top Closure
This is a couture item which is custom made-to-order. Our couture collection features exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else!
Please expect longer than normal ship times during the pandemic. The carriers and shipping facilities are overwhelmed with more packages than they can handle at this time.
Our custom made-to-order tote bags ship world-wide directly from our exceptional craftsmen in China. Production Time Approximately: 7-10 days Ship Time by FedEx or DHL Express Approximately: 2-5 days. For FedEx or DHL Delivery, please use a physical street address for your shipping address. They can not deliver to PO Boxes. Destination tracking is available for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as your order has shipped.
Please Note that during peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.
For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days from the time your order has shipped are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.
The printed area of this tote bag is made with a high quality, textured imitation taiga leather (similar to the material used for the Gucci and Louis Vuitton luxury handbags). This material is made with split leather (that’s the fibrous part of the hide left over from making genuine leather) which has been bonded with polyurethane. This material is extremely durable and the image will not fade, peel or flake. This tote bag is vegan and eco friendly.
Your freshly made bag might arrive with a "new bag smell" (similar to a new car smell) that some people love and others do not. When you receive your bag, please unwrap it and allow the bag breathe for 24-48 hours to absorb the natural scents of its surroundings. To clean your handbag, use a soft, damp towel to wipe away any dust or dirt. You can use a mild soap or cleaning spray if needed. Please do not put this handbag in the washing machine.
Barbara was a maiden of such great beauty that her father locked her in a tower to remove her from the many ardent suitors who were not to his liking. Barbara's father was devoted to the Greco-Roman religious system and he especially wanted keep her from talking to any followers of a new religion that he saw as dangerous. He was worried that she might convert as the new religion, Christianity, was beginning to nibble at the margins of Roman society. Barbara's father was a rich merchant who had contempt for this scruffy movement. Beyond his personal prejudice was the political reality that any association with the outlawed religion would hurt his grain business.
Barbara spent years in the tower and received her food and laundry by way of a basket on a rope. Her father began bringing suitors of his choosing but by then Barbara had lost all interest in marriage. One day, a stranger put a book in the basket from which Barbara learned about the new religion. Barbara so longed to know more about Christianity that she grew ill. Her father sent for a doctor and when the healer arrived, the father in his agitation, did not ask what kind of doctor this was. He was, in fact, a priest — a doctor of the soul. Barbara asked the priest many questions and was baptized.
Shortly thereafter, her father had to go away from their home on a journey. Barbara asked the men who worked on the estate to make a third window in her tower. When her father returned and asked the meaning of the third window, Barbara told him that she had converted to Christianity and wanted to have three windows to be reminded of the Trinity. This bit of remodeling earned Barbara the honor of becoming the patron saint of architects.
Her father told her she must renounce her new faith or die. When she refused, he betrayed her to the Roman authorities who tortured her but were unable to get her to give up her beliefs. They even tried to shame her by parading her through town naked. Heavenly angels sent a convenient fog that completely hid her. Eventually, they ordered her father to kill her. He tried to end her life by a variety of horrific means, but she slipped to safety again and again, becoming more radiant and holy each time she affirmed her faith. Finally, he grabbed her beautiful long hair and beheaded her. At that moment, bright flames flew out of her body and a moment later, lightning struck her father and killed him. Because of her father's fate, her name is invoked in prayers of protection from lightning and fire.
The city of Santa Barbara in California was named by the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino. On December 4th, 1602 the great explorer stopped at a particularly lovely place on the California coast. He chose to name the spot after the patron of that day, Saint Barbara, in gratitude for having survived a violent storm in the channel the previous day. The island and channel of the same name also got their designations on this occasion. It is fitting that a body of ocean bears her name, as Barbara is also the patron saint of mariners.