Papal paraphernalia

Are any of you participating in any of the events connected with Pope Francis’ upcoming visit? I know you all know, but just in case: Ten days til he’s here!!! He’s arriving September 22 in Washington DC; traveling to New York City on September 25; heading back down to Philadelphia on September 26; and leaving America for Rome on the 27th (full itinerary here). What I wouldn’t give to meet that man! And how blessed we are to have him walking on our soil!

The Catholic Company has some amaaazing (and, honestly, some of them are hilarious) Pope-visit-themed items that I was drooling and laughing over the other day. Like this one:

I Heart Pope Francis T-shirt
I Heart Pope Francis T-shirt [XL]

Ahahaha! I love that man! There are a lot of other great t-shirts too — I love this one (Jesus [IHS] [which is the Jesuit symbol] and il Papa at the same time!):

IHS Pope Francis USA 2015 T-Shirt

IHS Pope Francis USA 2015 T-Shirt [XL]

And some good ol’ patriotism — our Pope and our flag. God bless America.

Pope Francis USA 2015 American Flag T-Shirt
Pope Francis USA 2015 American Flag T-Shirt [XXL]

Then there are these:

Exclusive Pope Francis Bobblehead Statue
Exclusive Pope Francis Bobblehead Statue

It even has its own hashtag: #WhereIsPopeBobblehead! haha! It’s a nice little conversation piece especially in a secular environment (like work) where a little humor can be a great evangelizing tool. This one too:

I Love Pope Francis Mug
I Love Pope Francis Mug

I also loved these:


Pope Francis Devotional Candle

Pope Francis Devotional Candle
Pope Francis Commemorative Coin

Pope Francis Commemorative Coin
Pope Francis Rosary Card

Pope Francis Rosary Card


Pope Francis Commemorative Magnet

Pope Francis Commemorative Magnet
Pope Francis Medal 25 Pack

Pope Francis Medal 25 Pack
Pope Francis Round Keepsake Box

Pope Francis Round Keepsake Box


Mary Undoer of Knots & Pope Francis Rosary Pouch

(I love that Our Lady under this title is a special devotion of his)

Mary Undoer of Knots & Pope Francis Rosary Pouch


Pope Francis USA 2015 Prayer Card

Pope Francis USA 2015 Prayer Card

There are a couple great things for kids:


Pope Francis Tiny Saint Charm

Pope Francis Tiny Saint Charm


Pope Francis Plush Doll

Pope Francis Plush Doll


Pope Francis Holy Bear

(I just need to note that when my oldest, who has always said he wants to be a priest, was about to make his First Holy Communion, he was flipping through the Catholic Company catalog and saw a similar bear as this but the Holy Communion version and fell in love with it and requested it as a First Communion gift. When he received it, he named it Benedict, and it’s still got a place of honor in his room.)
Pope Francis Holy Bear

Lessons from Pope Francis for Children

(This will be on my children’s Christmas list)
Lessons from Pope Francis for Children


Jorge from Argentina: Story of Pope Francis

(This also)

Jorge from Argentina: Story of Pope Francis


Praying with Your Five Fingers Laminated Card [English]

(We have this and I love it)

Praying with Your Five Fingers Laminated Card [English]

There are so many great things! And I haven’t even really gotten into the publications (books, pamphlets, etc.)! Like his encyclicals Light of Faith: Lumen Fidei and Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, or the intriguing Pope Francis: Life in His Own Words, or the much-needed Pope Francis Speaks to Families. And so meaningful to have them connected, actually or emotionally, to his most likely once-in-a-lifetime visit to our country. Viva il Papa!! ❤


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5 thoughts on “Papal paraphernalia

  1. I got tickets to see him while he is here!! He’s doing a precessional through Central Park, and I’m blessed enough to both go to school in New York City and to have received 2 tickets to go to the event!! I maybe cried a little (read: a lot) when I got the email that I got tickets.

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