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Papal Visit Advisory


We have written this advisory to inform you that:

  1. It is less than two weeks from Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.
  2. This will affect any order you make on our website.

What is Catholic to the Max’s role in the papal visit?
It is important to Mark Nelson that Catholic to the Max be present as a force to encourage, support, and guide the laity toward the Church, united by the Holy Father. Catholic to the Max has always been the Pope’s company, in a way, having had its inception at World Youth Day in 2002, where the first Catholic to the Max t-shirt ever created was the famous “On a Mission” JPII shirt.

This year, Nelson Fine Art & Gifts was given the honor of becoming an official vendor for the World Meeting of Families, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

As you can imagine, with 2 million people estimated to attend the Pope’s visit in Philadelphia, Nelson Fine Art & Gifts has been very, very busy! For the duration of Pope’ Francis visit to the United States, our company will beprimarily functioning as a major manufacturer for commemorative papal visit memorabilia.

How does this affect my orders on Catholic to the Max?
Because of our important role in the papal visit, orders that are not papal-memorabilia cannot be guaranteed expedited shipping or any form of special treatment.

Can I still place regular orders during the papal visit?
Absolutely! Just realize that from now until sometime after the pope’s visit:

  1. Regular orders will ship with standard shipping only.
  2. The production of your order may take longer than normal, so please factor this in when making your purchase, especially if your order is a gift or for a special occasion.