Z-Swag “in the wild”

Every once in a while people send in photos of their Z-Swag “in the wild”. Fun!

From a reader:

Got the CafePress delivery today and I went about to place the goods right away when I got off the train from work. Thanks again for obliging me with the new car magnet; I bought some for me and some to share as gifts.

I also bought a small magnet with the Pius XII quote – it’s now on the fridge. We pray weekly the rosary with the family, and at the end always pray to St Michael the Archangel, so the kids know it and are starting to understand the dangers in the world – that’s why I wanted to introduce the idea of the Militant Church to them. When I explained it, my 8 year old started saying the St Michael prayer crescendo’ing up to shouting against the devil “Cast into Hell” and “Who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. AMEN!”

I have enclosed some pictures of the magnets, “in the wild.”

Two of the photos:

And…

I don’t believe that I have in my entire driving career ever had a bumpersticker on one of my cars. I have the Lex Orandi car magnet on mine now.

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2 Responses to Z-Swag “in the wild”

  1. Centristian says:

    “I don’t believe that I have in my entire driving career ever had a bumpersticker on one of my cars. I have the Lex Orandi car magnet on mine now.”

    Same here. I’ve never been one to stick my faith or political convictions on the rear of my vehicle, but the Lex orandi/credendi magnet allowed me to yield. In the first place, I drive a red SUV with black trim, so the magnet matches it. Secondly, it’s subtle; it isn’t obvious or “in your face”. It will be scorned by no one but will be appreciated by (those few) drivers who know what it actually refers to. And they are out there. I have been honked at by a couple of drivers lately, having done nothing at all to merit a horn honking, only to realize later that they must have been honking at my car magnet (followers of this blog, no doubt, so I’m glad I didn’t flip them off ;^).

    It also opens up a bit of a teaching moment when people ask you what it means. Of course, when you do explain what it means, those who ask often begin to short circuit because it’s a much loftier issue than they imagined. “Sorry, lady; he didn’t have any red and black smiley face magnets.”

  2. Robert_H says:

    “…my 8 year old started saying the St Michael prayer crescendo’ing up to shouting against the devil “Cast into Hell” and “Who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. AMEN!” ”

    That’s funny, because my kids do the same thing when we say our bedtime prayers. (We attend the TLM almost exclusively and say a Pater noster and then the Leonine prayers as our bedtime routine.) Only we use “roam about the world” instead.

    Fr Z: here’s a WDTPRS poll question:

    When saying the St Michael prayer, do you use:
    a. … be our protection…
    b. … be our safeguard…
    c. … esto praesidium…
    d. St Michael prayer? What’s that?