Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pope Francis and Mate

One of the little things I love about Pope Francis - in addition to continuing his patronage with his cobbler in Argentina and continuing with his same black shoes - is that he has made me remember mate tea.

I used to drink mate quite a bit. Then I stopped. I don't know why I stopped. I really like mate.

I think he looks cool in this photo from when before he was Pope:

I mean, how many people could make drinking from a mate gourd in the street look cool?

Anyways, I was thinking about Zed swag, and I realized that Fr. Zed could make a killing selling mate gourds with something printed on them for this new pontificate.

And so I got to thinking...

I knowIknowIknow!

I know Enbrethiliel would order one.

I know Terry would order one.

I would order like a dozen.

"Z-swag mate gourds: bringing the Liturgical Puppet Masters and EF Lovers together in a shared ritual."

FYI: Fr. Zed could walk you to several cobblers - in Italy no less!


Terry Nelson said...

Isn't that a cool story though? He called his old shoemaker - what a guy!

Paul Stilwell said...

I thinks it's awesome. I thought this comment from Fr. Z's is pretty good:

"Never mind the fact that the article says that the shoemaker is 81. I would say that the possibility that such an aged working man DOESN’T need the money and business is next to nil. I would even go so far to say that Pope Francis’ preferential treatment there is a great act of charity.

How does the saying go? "Make new friends/but keep the old/one is silver/and the other gold.""

Enbrethiliel said...


Translate the slogan into Latin and I may buy a whole box.

Even if I have no idea what "mate" is! =P

Belfry Bat said...

Pestis sit in duorum gentes vestris?