The Beatitudes Coasters
Rejoice and Be Glad
“The Beatitudes are in no way trite or undemanding, quite the opposite. We can only practise them if the Holy Spirit fills us with his power and frees us from our weakness, our selfishness, our complacency and our pride. Let us allow his words to unsettle us, to challenge us and to demand a real change in the way we live. Otherwise, holiness will remain no more than an empty word.” - Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate 65-66
What does it mean to be Holy? Pope Francis calls us not to be afraid of holiness. "It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self." (32)
These coasters were crafted upon reflection of each of the beatitudes. Symbols and images were referenced from the bible, writings of the saints, early Christian tradition, images in prayer and Gaudete et Exsultate itself.
A lovely set of eight ceramic coasters for you to meditate upon and keep you company as you have a drink, reminding you of the beautiful call to holiness! The design is also available as a set of stickers.
These durable coasters absorb water, which keeps your surfaces dry and prevents coaster-sticking to your cup. They also include a cork bottom to prevent scratches and slipping.
- Symbolism on each coaster
- Product Size
- Product Material and Care Instructions
- Crafted by
Poor - Two coins and bread (widows mite), Sparrows (interior freedom and worth, Mt 10:31), Gates (kingdom of Heaven)
Mourn - Chrysanthemums and cypress (grief), Oil lamp (comfort), Moon and stars (Light in darkness), Teardrops/rain (transformation Ps 30)
Meek - Donkey (humility, a different way), Thistles and weeds (Difficulties), Palms and treasure (heavenly inheritance)
Righteousness - Desert (hunger and thirst), Lion (God), River (fulfillment, Is 43:19)
Merciful - Ocean (mercy), Dolphin (guidance/mercy)
Pure - Hyssop and snow (purity, Ps50), Cedar and birds (purification ritual), Daisies (humility), Sun (sight)
Peacemaker - Lilies (peace), Thorns (difficulties), Sheep and staff (good shepherd), Olive trees (friendship)
Persecuted - Roses and spear (crucifixion and martyrs), Fish symbol (early Christian codeword), Gates (kingdom of Heaven)
Each Coaster has a diameter of 10.3cm, the box is 11 x 11 x 9.5cm.
Absorbent ceramic with a cork bottom. (it is breakable)
Water will seep in quickly so if you spill dark liquids, wipe away immediately with a dry cloth to avoid staining your coaster. You may gently wash with a mild detergent and rinse before leaving it to air dry overnight.
Designed by Laura; Produced by Parables