Ss. John Paul II & John XXIII Products

Sunday 27th April 2014 saw the Canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, in Rome by Pope Francis.  We are delighted to bring you, below, several limited-edition products to celebrate and remember this special event...

Pope Francis declared Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands.  He praised his two predecessors as "men of courage" at the Vatican service, the first time in history that two popes had been canonised at the same time.

The Mass was attended by Pope Emeritus Benedict and roughly 100 foreign delegations where the ancient rite of canonisation unfolded under grey skies in a packed St Peter's Square. In keeping with tradition, Pope Francis, was approached and requested to add his two predecessors to the long list of Catholic saints. And at the third time of asking, he granted that request.

Then ornate, silver containers holding holy relics of new saints were shown: a trace of blood from John Paul II, and sliver of skin taken from the body of John XXlll. Both men were hugely influential figures in the story of modern Catholicism.

The Italian Pontiff, John XXlll, is seen very much as a liberal, reforming figure. The Polish Pope, John Paul, on the other hand, was much more conservative. And their elevation to the sainthood on the same day was an attempt to draw together the liberal and the more traditional wings of the Church.

At the climax of the service, Pope Francis said in Latin: "We declare and define Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church."

Relics of each man - a container of blood from John Paul and a piece of skin from John - were placed near the altar and  Pope Francis paid tribute to the two new saints as "priests, bishops and popes of the 20th Century".

"They lived through the tragic events of that century, but they were not overwhelmed by them. For them, God was more powerful," he said.

The Vatican estimated some 800,000 pilgrims had poured into Rome to see the two-hour ceremony first-hand.

For those unable to make it into St Peter's Square, giant screens were set up in nearby streets and elsewhere in the city.

PC71893 Laminted Prayer Card


Full colour, laminated card/Saint Pope John Paul II with medal. 

 

Size: 3 1/4" x 2 1/4". 

 

Prayer on Reverse.  An ideal gift and keepsake that will fit into most wallets, purses etc.

John Paul II Prayer Card

PC92826 Laminted Card
 

Full colour, laminated card/Saint Pope John Paul II.

 

Size: 2 3/4” x 4 3/4”. 

 

Prayer on Reverse.  An ideal gift and keepsake that will fit into most wallets, purses etc.

John Paul II & John XXIII keyring

KC74038 Keyring/chain

Acrylic Key Chain/Popes John XXIII & John Paul II   

 

Size:1 3/4" x 2 1/2". 

 

Papal Crest on Reverse.  Another ideal and practical gift/keepsake
 

Fridge Magnet/Popes John XXIII & John Paul II.

MT33568 Magnet

Fridge Magnet/Popes John XXIII & John Paul II. 

 

Size 3" x 3 3/4". 

 

Stick to your fridge or any metal surface.

John Paul II & John XXIII Candle
John Paul II & John XXIII Candle

C86710 / C86705 Celebration Candles

Popes John XXIII & John Paul II celebration candle. 

 

Available in 8" and 6" sizes with a 100 & 42 hr burn time.


Singly Wrapped, with ribbon.


Large candle - 8" x 3"
Small candle - 6" x 2 1/4"


What a wonderful way to commemorate the canonisation...

John Paul II Framed Picture

P8320POPE Framed Picture

A beautifully framed and colour picture of Pope John Paul II. 

 

Size 8" x 10" complete with frame which is sized 10" x 12". 

 

Comes singly boxed with stand and hanger. 

 

Ideal for church, chapel or home etc.

P83229 Framed Picture

A beautifully framed and colour picture of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. 

 

Size 8" x 6" complete with frame which is sized 10 1/2" x 8 1/2". 

 

Comes singly boxed with stand and hanger. 

 

Ideal for church, chapel or home etc.

John Paul II Rosary Beads

R6190 Rosary Beads

A commemorative Metal Rosary/Pope Benedict & John Paul II.  With metal beads measuring 6 x 4 mm round.     

 

Singly Boxed

A beautiful gift and keepsake.

John Paul II & John XXIII Prayer Book

PBC01 Prayer Book

Praying with these two new saints being canonised on 27th April 2014.  8- page, A6 booklet.  This new prayer book helps and encourages the faithful to seek the intercession of these two new saints and to thus grow in their own prayer, holiness and virtue.

• Insight into their spirituality and how they prayed


• Two Novenas - one to John XXII and one to John Paul II
• Prayers they themselves used and prayers written by them on themes close to their heart
• Their meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross.

The Road to Sainthood Book JPII

PBC02 The Road to Sainthood Book JPII

In May 2011 Pope John Paul II was beatified, only six years after his death. The long life of John Paul has been an extraordinary journey from his humble origins in Southern Poland to the See of Peter.

This biography describes what made Karol Wojtyla into one of the longest serving and best loved Popes in history: the loss of his family at an early age, World War II, the Nazi occupation and Communist rule in Poland, his interest in acting, academic career, vocation and pastoral work. All of which formed him to become a religious, moral and even political figure who towered above all others in the twentieth century.  
A6 booklet, 112 pages.

John Paul II Story Book

PBC03 John Paul II Story Book


IDEAL FOR KIDS... This is the incredible story of Pope John Paul II, who lived through World War II and answered God’s call to be a priest – and eventually to be Pope.


He brought the message of Jesus’ love to all people across the world.

15 special, beautiful drawings accompany this children's biography making it eye-catching and entertaining for youngsters, whether it is read to them or they read it on their own.  Read with children aged 5 and up. Independent reading from age 7.  A new range of modern, colourful and affordable books that will help children make friends with the most exciting people who ever lived – the Saints!

Size 20x20cm, 24 pages

John XXIII Book

PBC04 John XXIII  -  The Universal Parish Priest

Life of the Pope who inaugurated the Second Vatican Council Angelo Roncalli, intelligent, modest, joyful and from the humblest of origins, became Pope aged 78. Yet his short papacy (1958-1963) inaugurated the most significant event in Church life for centuries: the Vatican Council II.

The moving spiritual journey told here - his ambitions and failures, his family and the years overseas as a papal representative - reveal the gentle heart of a true pastor.

Size 10.5 x 15cm, 72 pages