Now when I want coffee, at least when I am in America, I want a big, big CUP! I am sure a few of you are this way. And if you aren’t, well the following still works for your mate who likes his very own VERY BIG CUP!
The following was inspired by what probably has to be the biggest Catholic pun. And who doesn’t love a good pun:
For those of you who might not be Latin Mass goers yet, these are the words from the Confiteor, (Confiteor means “I confess…”), mea culpa, mea culpa, MEA MAXIMA CULPA, which means “my most grievous fault”.
I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, brothers, to pray to the Lord our God for me.
Mea maxima CUPPA works well as a cute pun, is a GREAT conversation starter, and could even serve as a little reminder that it might not be a bad idea to quickly make an Act of Contrition and plan on getting over to sacramental Confession….
So for your Christmas gift and stocking stuffer needs for those people in your life who go to the Traditional Latin Mass or even your parish priest, who always deserves a clever and helpful gift (I know very few clerics who DON’T drink coffee).
But wait! There’s more! We have the handsome coffee mug above, but look! Here is an insulated travel mug:
Included in all the ten styles of glassware, Monastic Foodie has covered all your beverage needs: the Beer Stein (in two designs), and that shot glass – to be a bit ironic – for that bit of espresso shot or even those warm Christmas schnapps. By the way, a trick I have learned from my friends in Germany, if ever you go into a German’s home during the Christmas season, say “Your Christmas tree is very beautiful,” and the Schnapps will already be poured for you. [“Dein Tannenbaum ist sehr schön”].