Tag: Pope Francis

Celebrating Lent

“The season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.” – Pope Francis.

Pope Francis has made relating Jesus’ teachings on mercy one of his top priorities. Combining the wisdom and humility of Pope Francis with prayers from Fr. Warren J. Savage, the book Living Lent With Mercy will touch your heart, prompt deep reflection and spark a desire to grow closer to the Lord, one day at a time.48 pages, (PF4) $1.49 PF4

While Lent may feel like it is only about our regrets, sufferings, and disappointments, Pope Francis tells us Lent means much more in his book Lent and Easter Wisdom from Pope Francis. Reflect on the powerful words of Pope Francis, and the accompanying Scripture, prayer, and actions every day of the Lenten and Easter season. Make the journey from suffering toward the healing and transformation found in the Resurrection. (G2968)128-page paperback $11.99

Pope Francis’ booklet Living Lent with Passion (PF2) is a also starting point for prayer. Each day includes a suggested Scripture reading, most often from the day’s Mass. (PF2) 48 pages softcover, $1.95 www.printeryhouse.org


Pope Francis Arrives

Today Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for a six-day visit with plans to stop in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. The Printery House is offering an 11″ statue of Pope Francis, made of cold cast bronze, as well as a medal with the image of Pope Francis on the front and St. Francis of Assisi on the back.Also comes with Pope Francis prayer card.

World Meeting of Families

The September visit of Pope Francis to the United States is fast approaching. To honor Pope Francis, The Printery House offers encouraging quotes by him on a variety of formats—framed prints, message blocks, prayer cards,(in Spanish as well as English)and bookmarks.

Featured on Printery House products are the following inspiring and encouraging quotes by Pope Francis:

The Lord never tires of forgiving. We are the ones who tire of asking forgiveness. –Pope Francis

Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence,
let us never give up: there are no situations
which God cannot change.

–Pope Francis

If following Jesus seems difficult, don’t be afraid,

trust him, be confident that he is close to you,

he is with you and he will give you

the peace you are looking for

and the strength to live as he would have you do. –Pope Francis

Help one another: this is what Jesus teaches us
and this what I am doing, and doing with all my heart,
because it is my duty.
—Pope Francis

World Meeting of Families

The Eighth World Meeting of Families will be held September 22-25 in Philadelphia. “Love is Our Mission: the Family Fully Alive” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis, who will attend the Festival of Families and celebrate Sunday Mass on September 27th.

For this 2015 World Meeting of Families, artist Neilson Carlin was commissioned to create the icon image of the Holy Family. The Printery House offers this striking artwork on a variety of products: as a framed canvas, framed print, Holy Water font, desk plaque, keychain, and mug.

The figures in the painting are layered to indicate the proximity of their relationship to Christ. In the foreground stands the infant Jesus, extending a sign of blessing. Next to him is the Blessed Mother with a gaze slightly beyond her son as she looks toward his passion, fully aware of the trial yet to begin for her family for the sake of all families. Just behind her stands St. Joseph, gently resting a protective hand on his wife. Behind all them stand Mary’s mother and father, St. Anne and St. Joachim.

On the upper left is a depiction of the coat-of-arms of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where the 2015 World Meeting of Families will convene. On the upper right is the coat-of-arms of His Holiness, Pope Francis. The focal point of the painting, Jesus, reminds us of the necessity of His role as the focal point of our lives.