From a reader:
First, thank you so much for the work you do each day on your blog, in your articles, and everything else you do in your ministry. I know it gives constant support and inspiration to many.
A friend of mine will be ordained a priest in about a month and I am interested in getting him a gift or two. I feel like you have discussed this elsewhere, although I cannot seem to find the page. If you have, I am sorry for the redundancy but would truly appreciate if you could offer some good suggestions for gift ideas and/or places (preferably with websites) that I could buy from. Additionally, I’m not sure if it matters due to specific order regulations, but he is a Jesuit (and a wonderful orthodox one at that!).
Thank you again for any help or advice you can offer.
This is the season for ordinations, to be sure.
I have sometimes recommended gift cards or certificates. Perhaps for books, to Amazon? A clerical/religious goods store?
You can perhaps do something collectively, so that as a small group you could give something larger, such as a set of Roman vestments or a nice 1962 Missale Romanum.
Perhaps the readers would like to chime in to say what they have recently, or no so recently, given to the newly ordained.