In a fit of reverence, I created some drinkware in honor of Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli), of happy memory.  Don’t worry, I am not hoarding it.  On the contrary!  It is available to all comers.  Today I received my own concrete examples:

See how the Sovereign Pontiff’s hand is benignly raised in blessing?  He truly cared for us, and for our coffee.  In his other hand could be – should be – the Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits.

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It seems that quite a few of you are ordering the mugs.  Good for you.  My hand also is raised in benign blessing.  Send photos of your Z-swag “in the wild”.

And speaking of things that have arrived, today I distributed these to some of the long-suffering chancery staff here.  They patiently suffer numerous irritations as they serve, and in good humor, bless them.

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  1. acardnal says:

    Zagnut!! Not to be confused with Zagano!

  2. As I learn more about Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli) I realize one thing: I MUST ORDER MY MUG RIGHT NOW!

  3. revueltos67 says:

    So would buying a mug make one a resuppressionist? Or possibly a promethean, neo-pelagian supersuppressionist?

    Would it be uncharitable to pray for such a blessed outcome?

  4. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    C.S. Lewis is quoted as having said, “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me”. Joseph Wilhelm, among the ‘Sources’ of his lively 1908 Catholic Encyclopedia article, “Pope Clement XIV”, lists not one English biography of him! Having here multifariously supplied the condition of one of Lewis’s delights, might you – or another – happen to have any recommended reading to fulfill the other?

  5. Venerator Sti Lot, I can attest that nearly every Englishman of good sense has said, at one time or another, that you can never get a cup of tea that is large enough. I am the second generation born (and raised by) grandparents from the UK. From the age of 9 years I was raised on what in commonly called English breakfast tea (black tea, pure Assam being the best). That is why I have been looking at the 20 ounce mega mug.

  6. Cantor says:

    So did the staff have to scarf up their Zagnuts all in one shot yesterday, or must they now wait until Easter, or are Sundays in Lent days of celebratory Zagnuttiness?

    [I don’t know! Perhaps I’ll ask around.]

  7. Ariseyedead says:

    Ahh, Zagnut, the chocolate-free Lenten candy bar! And on Ash Wednesday, remember to have it with your meal since no snacking is allowed.

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