Monday, 27 December 2010

Great Present for Catholics

A perfect present for all Catholics - great for a child's bedroom (as in our case) or for a professional's office (we don't have any professionals in our house - only very good amateurs!).

This is a globe of Rome and includes many sites of antiquity and many sites of great interest to Catholics, including - of course! - many from Vatican City - and other famous Catholic Churches from around the Eternal City.

Some examples:
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • Piazza San Pietro
  • Cappella Sistena
  • Porta Santo Spirito
  • San Pietro in Vincoli
  • Santa Maria in Cosmedin
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Santa Cecila in Trastevere
  • Via Di Porta Angelica
  • Santa Bibiana

and many other famous sites including the Colosseum and others.

The globe has people, cafés, priests, nuns, praying pilgrims, tourists, cardinals and even a Swiss guard and the Pope at the window in St Peter's Square!

It really is a wonderful item and also comes with a small booklet explaining all the sites of the Rome globe (especially handy for children - or anyone who knows little of Rome).

Now -- tell me what was the bestest and most Catholic(est!) Christmas pressie in your house: A pair of Bl. Cardinal Newman socks? A Leo XIII tie? A St Peter space-hopper? A Hilaire Belloc wine rack?


  1. Caldey Lavender Toilet Water (from the monastery)
    in other words Scent made by Trappists!

  2. Of course! I have seen the 'smellies' on Caldey Island -- that is the perfumes, not the tourists ;-)

    We have a Caldey Island fridge magnet. Not as up-market I know... but we come from humble stock.

    Talking of which my eldest son made some remark about my wife (Mrs C&W) getting toilet water for Christmas. He seemed a bit cagey: he wasn't overly sure what toilet water was (again, being from humble stock!).

    I understand the Trappest perfume is very good - but they don't like to talk about it! Ta-da! That's a joke for next year's Christmas crackers.

  3. Lol I know its a daft name in todays parlance but obviousley in the history of words Toilet is what a lady does in her bedroom after she has been to the lavatory!