One easy/effective way to evangelize is by wearing a Catholic shirt. Below are 10 awesome one’s from Mantled Catholic Media. I met the guys at MCM at a recent conference and was even more impressed by their apostolic zeal than I was their fantastic tees!
On the inside of each of their shirts is printed a scapular! Check it out:
So here are ten of my favorite Catholic teens (in no particular order).
1. Lion Breathing Fire
This tee has an image of a mighty lion breathing fire on the front.
Definitely a conversation starter!
On the back is the quote that the design references: “Let us then return from that table like lions breathing fire, having become terrible to the devil.” – St. John Chrysostom
Respect Your Mamma
The front of this tee states “Respect Your Mama” with the scripture John 2:1-11 (The Wedding at Cana) underneath.
This gospel passage shows how Jesus Himself respected and listened to His mother, Mary.
On the back of the shirt is an image of the Virgin Mary with the text “Behold Your Mother” and a reference to John 19:26-27. Those verses later on in the same gospel is where Christ uses one of his agonizing breaths on the cross to give Mary to us as our Mother through the Beloved Apostle, John.
3. God Loves Haters
The front of this tee refers to Matthew 5:43-45 in Scripture with the text God Loves Haters above it.
4. Viva Cristo Rey
Be a Cristero with this bold tee! The front has the large, bold text “¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!” in the Mexican flag colors as a testament to the battle cry of the Cristeros during the bloody Cristero War (1926-1929).
On the back is a quote from one of the many martyrs from this conflict, Blessed Miguel Pro, “We ought to speak, shout out, against injustices with confidence and without fear. We proclaim the principles of the Church, the reign of love, without forgetting that it is also a reign of justice.”
5. St. Philomena
This V-neck fitted ladies tee has a tattoo-style print of St. Philomena on the front with the text “Pray for Us”. On the back there is one of the prayers used for her intercession to God.
7. Prayer Warriors
8. Holy Mary, Undoer of Knots
This tee has an image of a knotted rope soaked with blood representing the knots we tie our hearts up in during the struggles of our everyday lives. Our Mother Mary is known as the Undoer of Knots because when we let her into our lives and entrust our knotted up messes to her Son, Jesus, things become simpler and miracles happen!
Along with the text “Holy Mary, Undoer of Knots. Pray for Us”, there are twelve stars representing Mary’s crown from the Book of Revelation and the prayer from her novena.