This unique and meaningful gift is available in an attractive gift boxed as a set with card. The set includes the Maniturgium, 1st Stole with Cross, Card and gift box. The Maniturgium is made from 100% pure linen, hemstitched and sized 12" x 18". The 1st stole is 100% polyester. Both of these items are generously embroidered in gold thread to make it personal. Personalization details: 2 lines - 25 characters max including spaces. Use the comment space to provide information for the personalization. (please allow 2-3 weeks for this custom item)
Gift Card Reads As Follow:
On the occasion of their first mass, it is traditional that the newly ordained priest presents a gift to his parents.
To his mother, he gives the Maniturgium, which was used to cleanse his hands. The Maniturgium is given to the mother, because she was the first protector of the newly ordained priest, during his time in her womb.
When the newly ordained priest's mother is called home to God, she is buried holding the Maniturgium so that all in Heaven and on Earth will know that she is the mother of a priest. And on the last day when we are raised from the dead, she can present the Maniturgium to Christ the Lord and say, "My son too shared in your priesthood."
To his father, the priest presents his first confessional stole. The stole is the sign of priestly office, and the priest wears it when he engages in holy things, like celebrating the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Penance. It was the father of the newly ordained priest who first taught him about justice and mercy.
And like the mother of the newly ordained priest, when his father dies, he is buried holding the purple stole so that all in Heaven and on Earth will know that he was the father of a priest. And on the last day when we are raised from the dead, he can present the purple stole to Christ the Lord and say, "My son too shared in your priesthood."
- 100% Pure Linen
- 12" x 18"
- Stole - 100% Polyester
- Embroidered Gold Thread
- Gift Card
- Gift Box