This is an 8"x10" print of Pope Francis embracing a child, mounted on sturdy matboard and sleeved in a glossy plastic envelope.
These items commemorate the historic Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United States in September of 2015. The fitting theme for Pope Francis' U.S. visit is "Love is Our Mission," as he comes to America with his renowned message of family, mercy, and forgiveness. Whether you will journey with Pope Francis in body, attending public events with him in Washington D.C., New York, or Philadelphia, or whether you will attend in spirit, following the Holy Father remotely through media and with your prayers, our hope is that commemorative items such as these will call you to prayer and bring back good memories for many years to come.
From the Nelson Family, founders of Catholic to the Max:
We are humbled and honored to be able to offer you this impressive selection of commemorative Papal merchandise and souvenirs that were actually in the presence of the Holy Father during his September 27th Mass in Philadelphia.
Everything that is currently for sale on our family business�� website is what was left from our trip to Philadelphia, and was in the presence of Pope Francis during the weekend��s Papal events. We recommend that you still get these items blessed by a priest following your purchase, but the fact remains that your Papal souvenirs were in Philadelphia with the Holy Father during the Festival of Families and the Sunday Papal Mass, and that is no small thing.
As an official vendor of the World Meeting and the City of Philadelphia, our family business was on-site in Philadelphia during the entire week of the Papal visit. During the week-long Congress where speakers such as Scott Hahn, Cardinal Sarah, Bishop Robert Barron, and Dr. Greg Popcak spoke on matters relating to the Family as an institution, the Nelson family was present at the Philadelphia Convention Center with an impressive 40-foot-long booth featuring beloved Catholic to the Max t-shirts, prayer cards, novena booklets, and Papal Commemorative souvenirs.
Once the Philadelphia Convention Center floor was unexpectedly shut down on Thursday evening prior to the Saturday and Sunday events with Pope Francis, we switched to Plan B: selling outdoors in front of Three Logan Square, a 55-story skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia that sits just south of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Due to our dynamic Catholic products, excellent location just outside a major security checkpoint, and family atmosphere (Mark and six kids working the tables), our booth was a hit! Many thousands of pilgrims passed by our tables over the weekend, and we were proud to meet good Catholic people from around the world who loved the Church and loved Pope Francis.
The experience of being in Philadelphia with Pope Francis and all the pilgrims was truly a life-changing event, and we are grateful to God for all the blessings and new opportunities that were given to our family business during the Papal visit in 2015.
It is our prayer that this Papal merchandise will bring you closer to Christ through the Church, and closer to the Church through Pope Francis, the Successor of St. Peter and chief representative of Christ��s Church on Earth.
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