The other day I was having a skype conversation with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Tim Finigan. He mentioned Bl. John Henry Newman’s phrase “To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.”
Thinking back on the course of my own conversion, the elements which made it easier to take the plunge, and considering the present project of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and remembering that Benedict XVI not long ago beatified John Henry Newman…. I put the phrase on a coffee mug.
I ordered one for myself to see if it worked out well. I like it a lot. I will probably add some other items later, but I wanted to get mugs out there so that you can fill them with Mystic Monk Coffee as soon as humanly possible.
Here is a shot of the regular sized coffee mug… I’ll bet you could put your yogurt and granola in it too.
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A shot of the larger coffee mug.. I’ll bet that you could put hot chocolate in it too.
You see that for this mug I really wrapped the design across most of its surface.
Here is the largest mug, the stein. I suspect that this might be coaxed into holding a beer.
The image itself (it’s larger on the mugs):
Here are three shots of the ur-mug, the larger coffee mug. It is made from the same durable stuff I have been punishing for years in the microwave and dishwasher.
After years of treating these things with great brutality in the nuclear reactor and the bottom rack of the washer near the heat, I have succeeded in getting a crack in one of them, cosmetic, but not fatal.
It might start a conversation. But I suggest that before flashing it about, you might brush up on why being deep in history leads to the Catholic Church.
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