This t-shirt belongs to our Coraggio collection, and features our donkey design. It comes as a pre-shrunk, 100% cotton shirt.
[Coraggio Design - Donkey]
Many of us know Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but the symbology of Him riding a donkey is much greater than some may know. To begin, it was prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 (“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold thy King will come to thee, the just and savior: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.”) This is explicitly fulfilled in all four Gospels (Matthew 21: 2-7), (Mark 11: 2-7), (Luke 19:30-35), (John 12:15). In Genesis 49:11, we also see the symbology in this for Christ’s passion. It reads: Tying his foal to the vineyard, and his ass, O my son, to the vine. He shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape. And lastly, the donkey is known as a beast of burden as it is used to carrying both goods and people, and likewise, so Christ carries our burdens.
Once, as Pope St. John Paul II battled illness, a Capuchin friar stood below his window with a fist in the sky and shouted, "Coraggio! (Courage!)" Inspired by this story, we at Catholic to the Max wanted to create a product line devoted to inspiring others to have courage and spark real life conversations about Christ. With this in mind, we've created a new set of designs that are Catholic, engaging, but also a little unclear. By stirring curiosity in others, our hope is when someone asks you about your shirt, journal, bracelet, etc, you have the opportunity and courage to proclaim the message of Jesus. You can learn more about the Coraggio brand by visiting our new website: livecoraggio.com.
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