[quote="Singapore_Nick, post:1, topic:249403"]
since blessed statues, medals, holy pictures are considered sacramentals, I wonder what is the proper way to dispose them if they are broken, rusty or faded. Can we dispose them into the rubbish chute ? if not why ? I am aware that blessing these items DO NOT make them "LIFE":D
There are many people who restore old statues, including myself. But I am only interested in the ones that have nice detail in them. Some people have statues that are heilooms from their family or maybe a gift from their wedding that they attached to for sentimental reasons and they have asked me to repair. Otherwise, I would recommend breaking them up and burying the blessed items. If they are not blessed they can be thrown in the trash like the numerous nice pictures and things that come in the mail. However, some of those mailings can be saved and given to other charities to distribute.