When I make a new item of Z Swag, such as a coffee mug, I am always a bit nervous that the image won’t be clear, or there will be something wrong with it.
That is why I generally will try to obtain a first example. Thus, I ordered a Libertas praestantissimum mug. It arrived. It looks fine!
It occurred to me that it might help people learn and make better known some of these great quotes from yesteryear – perennially applicable teachings of the Supreme Pontiff’s Magisterium – were I to make a series of WDTPRS mugs. We are seeing more and more attacks on the Church and on objective truth. These quotes pertain to our Catholic identity in an increasingly hostile world.
The quote on this particular mug, however, is from Libertas praestantissimum 31, an encyclical dating to 1888. The image will, of course, be larger on the surface:
“31. By the patrons of liberalism, however, who make the State absolute and omnipotent, and proclaim that man should live altogether independently of God, the liberty of which We speak, which goes hand in hand with virtue and religion, is not admitted; and whatever is done for its preservation is accounted an injury and an offense against the State. Indeed, if what they say were really true, there would be no tyranny, no matter how monstrous, which we should not be bound to endure and submit to.”
Does that not ring true for today?
The text does wrap pretty far around the mug, and so it cannot be read at a single glance without turning the mug. But the text is well worth it!
I see that the Wyoming Carmelites have a Tea Gift Set with four types of tea. It is wrapped and would be a great gift, perhaps to your parish priest.
I have no way of telling who is buying what items from the Carmelites, but I can see the items purchased through my links. Lately I have noticed that quite a bit of Cowboy Blend is moving along as well as Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans.
And did you know they have Chocolate Covered Cherries? I didn’t until people started ordering them!
I should also add that if you get your fingers all chocolaty, you can wash your hands with soup from the Soap Sisters!
Finally, there is a new version of the Say The Black Do The Red, which has much larger writing.