For the one who has everything… now this!

As you know, Pope Benedict will be traveling to his native place this month.  In honor of the trip the German company Hermann-Spielwaren has made a commemorative teddy bear.

Only 111 have been made and they cost € 229.

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  1. ipadre says:

    Notice, Roman vestment and lace trimmed alb. Ha!

  2. picayunelayman says:

    But Father, it doesn’t look like the Papal pallium. [NB: It’s a teddy bear. Right?]

  3. DisturbedMary says:

    …so it’s a Benny bear?

  4. Fr_Sotelo says:

    I’ll bet their sold out already, or soon will be. I’m wondering if the “only 111 made” is a ploy on the company’s part.

  5. tealady24 says:

    Anything for a euro, I guess. Or is it a deutsche mark? I don’t know, and I don’t care.

  6. teomatteo says:

    Hmm… the rare Ursus Benedictus Antiquior

  7. AnAmericanMother says:

    St. Corbinian’s Bear would be proud.

  8. Tina in Ashburn says:

    To regain your Catholic bearings?

  9. Laura R. says:

    Cute idea, but 229 Euro?? I haven’t shopped for teddy bears lately, but it seems to me that anyone with basic sewing skills could acquire a nice bear and make the outfit, thus having the same thing for a whole lot less.

    By the way, doesn’t the Holy Father’s coat of arms have a bear on it?

  10. Centristian says:

    “But Father, it doesn’t look like the Papal pallium. [NB: It’s a teddy bear. Right?]”

    Actually, despite being the accessory of a teddy bear, the pallium is spot on. It’s in the same form and even has red crosses. They did forget to include the episcopal dalmatic, though. For 229 Euros you’d think they would have included that! But the fiddleback chasuble is a nice touch.

  11. AnAmericanMother says:

    Yes, that’s St. Corbinian’s bear, who killed St. Corbinian’s packhorse in the forest. The good saint made the bear carry his luggage instead, then sent him back to the forest once they got to Freising.

  12. picayunelayman says:

    I refer you to Fr. Zs post of June 25, 2008.

  13. Random Friar says:

    I thought for a second that Br. Ursus from the English OP’s got a rather quick promotion! (cf. Godzdogz blog).

  14. priests wife says:

    as a former teddy bear collector (come on, I was a kid)- I say 229 Euros for a commemorative bear made in Europe is spot-on. I surprised it isn’t more expensive.

    To depress those who would care- all Steiff plush is made in CHINA now- I guess it isn’t ‘Deutchland uber alles’ anymore

  15. BLB Oregon says:

    Well, I guess at 229 euros, it isn’t likely that a household will have two of them.

  16. Laura R. says:

    AnAmericanMother, thanks for the story about St. Corbinian’s bear! I wonder if that inspired the stuffed version?

    picayunelayman, I don’t know if you’re referring to the same thing; I couldn’t figure out how to get to that post.

  17. jcn0903 says:

    I think you’d have to call it a Papa bear.

  18. catholicmidwest says:

    229 Euros. OUCH.

  19. cunjozu says:

    This bear is so cute. I want to have one. But man, 229 € for that? In my land that’s the regular pension…. -.-

  20. picayunelayman says:

    http://wdtprs. com/blog/2008/06/hurray-a-return-to-an-older-style-papal-pallium/

  21. Mrs. Bear says:

    I still like my Pope Benedict Bobble Head!

  22. Laura R. says:

    picayunelayman, thanks for the link!

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