“Pray for the Pope” store – buttons and other stuff

REQUEST: If you have ordered or received some of these buttons or mugs, etc., could you send photos?  Also, send a note if any of these has started or helped a conversation!


In light of the attacks on Pope Benedict which are sure to continue in the media, I thought it would be a good idea to pray more frequently for the Holy Father and to help you remind others to do the same.

Here are some trinkets which you might consider in this cause.

With the help of "Vincenzo", the official WDTPRS photoshopper, I made a cafepress store for buttons and the like.

If you are in the USA

Get Pro Pontifice stuff here.

If you are in the UK…

You can get the Pro Pontifice stuff here.

If you are an Aussie …

You can get Pro Pontifice stuff here.

If you are a Canadian …

You can get Pro Pontifice stuff here.

There are also mugs and a hat and some shirts and the like.

There are as well packs of 100 buttons in different sizes which you could distribute to people.

From the the Enchiridion of Indulgences, #25:

A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.

Our Father.  Hail Mary.

Let us pray.

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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  1. Agnes says:

    Our parish started praying this as a novena today for Papa.

  2. Padre Steve says:

    What a beautiful idea! God bless B!6!

  3. MargaretC says:

    The Knights of Columbus are promoting a special novena for Pope Benedict, beginning today, Divine Mercy Sunday. For more information, see:


    I’m a convert, so I pray regularly for the priest who received me into the Church, the bishop of the diocese in which I was received into the Church, and Pope Benedict.

    All of you out there…pitch in. Our Holy Father obviously doesn’t wilt easily, but everybody benefits from the prayers of the faithful.

  4. Jillian says:

    Fr. Z perhaps you could sell (or find some already being sold?) little holy cards with the prayer for our Holy Father on them to pass out with the buttons? Might as well hand out a [potential] partial indulgence.

  5. 3D says:

    The Institute of Christ the King has begun a worldwide spiritual bouquet and is taking contributions to it on its Web site: http://www.institute-christ-king.org/bouquet.

  6. wanda says:

    Jillian, If you visit the kofc link above in Margaret’s post, the Knights have provided a
    printer-friendly version of their very nice prayer card for our Holy Father.

  7. Jillian says:

    Thanks, Wanda!

  8. irishgirl says:

    3D-I went on the ICKSP site and signed up for the spiritual bouquet! Thanks for posting the link!

    I also prayed the ‘Oremus Pro Pontifice’ prayer that Fr. Z posted sometime ago. I jotted it down in a little notebook I carry.

    I forgot to pray it yesterday, so I did twice this morning, after my daily Rosary.

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