Over the years, I have seen a few different versions of mugs featuring Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. For awhile, FrassatiUSA even sold one. My current favorite is the Quote Mug offered by Catholic to the Max.
Description: Your basic white ceramic mug imprinted with a selection of quotes by Blessed Frassati in various colors. The mug is microwave and dishwasher safe and holds 15 ounces of your favorite beverage.
What I like: The fact that this mug holds 15 ounces is probably what makes it the favorite mug in my kitchen. That, and the fact that it is covered with inspirational quotes by Blessed Frassati, of course! I have had this mug for about nine months and it is definitely durable and holds up well in the microwave and dishwasher. So, as mugs go, it does everything I need it to do and lets me start the day with a comforting cup of Gio -- Pier Giorgio, that is!
What I don't like: There is nothing not to like about this product. A complaint I have about other Frassati mugs (and products, in general) is that they use copyrighted pictures and you can easily tell that they have been altered. This mug only has words on it so that is not an issue.
RATING: (See below for rating scale.)
Where to buy it: The website is catholictothemax.com. Here's the link: http://www.catholictothemax.com/catholic-gifts/blessed-pier-giorgio-frassati-quote-mug/. The mug sells for $15 but its large size and unique look justify the price, in my opinion. This company is a solid Catholic organization that has been around awhile and is a good one to support. They often have sales and discounts and have an extensive product line. I did have an experience with an order being incorrect but the customer service was terrific and the mistake was generously corrected. I would also add that they have numerous other saints to choose from so I own several quote mugs, in addition to the Frassati one, and have given many as gifts. They are practically the only mugs I use at home anymore. Bottoms up!
Posted January 23, 2015
Various products featuring some sort of representation of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati are appearing more frequently on the internet. The reviews on this page are unsolicited and FrassatiUSA is not compensated in any way for featuring these products. The opinions on this page are solely those of Christine M. Wohar, founder and executive director of FrassatiUSA, who uses a rating scale of one to five cappuccinos:
Love it as much as cappuccino and ciambella in Bar 67 in Trastevere!
Well done! If it came with ciambella, it would be perfect!
Pretty good. With practice, you could be a barista in Italy!
So so - but at least put a heart on top to make me think I'm drinking cappuccino!
Unfortunately, not everyone that sells cappuccino knows how to make cappuccino.
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