A small number of special Calm the Soul mugs were ordered by the publishers for the launch of the 10th anniversary edition of Calm the Soul and jointly designed with the sisters. The quotation on the mug from the end of St. Matthew's Gospel, "I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS", sums up the message contained in the book. God is near us and is for us.The 'Calm the Soul' graphic on the front of the mug was drawn by one of the sisters.
The idea of reading the book over a cup of coffee very much evokes the idea of the warmth, closeness, love and friendship which is at the root of God's relationship with us. What better way to evoke this idea than a mug of tea or coffee shared with a friend. The great Catholic social activist-and now candidate for sainthood- Dorothy Day understood this well when she said: “My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the Psalms.”
The designs for the mug below (front and back) are provided in PDF at the bottom of this page and can be uploaded and ordered directly from online printing houses that produce personalised mugs.
Please note: The mugs are not available from either Hachette Publishers or the Poor Clare Community.
Praised be You, my Lord, through those who give pardon for Your love,
and bear infirmity and tribulation.
Blessed are those who endure in peace
for by You, Most High, shall they be crowned.
Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death,
from whom no one living can escape.
Woe to those who die in mortal sin.
Blessed are those whom death will find in Your most holy will,
for the second death shall do them no harm.
Praise and bless my Lord and give Him thanks
and serve Him with great humility.
Canticle of the Creatures by St. Francis