Hey, bet you didn't hear -- the Pope is here! While he's busting out his papal styling all over town, we thought we should give a hand to those who suddenly feel a passion for accessorizing their lives with the latest in Christian chic. Amen.
If you just can't get enough of his Popeitude this week, you can always buy a plate and hang it on your wall, because that is Very Stylish (1, St. Patrick's Religious Goods, 128 McCaul, 416-591-4778, $8.95). He's younger on this plate. Handsome devil, ain't he? Ooops, I mean Handsome Voice of God on Earth.
For those of you who need to be reminded that Jesus died for your sins (so quit it, wouldja?), a handy wooden and plastic cross (2, Honest Ed's, 581 Bloor West, 416-537-1574, $20.97) and votive candle (3, at a corner store near you -- no, we don't remember which one, $3.99). If you miss the bitter nuns of your youth, just wind this lady up and watch her go (4, Asylum, 42 Kensington, 416-595-7199, $6.99). Because you never know when you're going to have to toss off a few Hail Marys, carry this handy rosary, which comes complete with its own Pope container (5, St. Patrick's Religious Goods, $13.95).
For the faithful, a plastic Fatima (6, Honest Ed's, $15.97). And if total denial hasn't already done it for you, you can use this Wash Away Your Sins body wash for "liars, cheaters and wrong-doers." Quicker than confession, and you end up smelling like frankincense and myrrh! (7, Red Pegasus, 628 College, 416-536-3872, $18).
Bobble-head Jesus nods yes at every question you ask -- a spiritual guide like no other (8, Urban Outfitters, 235 Yonge, 416-214-1466, $18). Put the Virgin Mother on your belt buckle and maybe you'll think twice about opening it for unsavoury sorts (9, Red Pegasus, $40). And this "I gave myself to Jesus, but now he never calls" magnet is a daily reminder that, as Mary Magdalene sang in Jesus Christ Superstar, which is, like, the Bible, he's just a man (10, Asylum, $5.99).
If you want to bring Baby Jesus into your life, why not start by putting him and Mumsie on the fridge with this cool, multi-outfitted magnet set (11, 12, Red Pegasus, $29). Live up to the week's "You are the Light of the World" slogan with a Jesus night light (13, Urban Outfitters, $9), and have the whole gang over for a little Last Supper of your very own (14, Honest Ed's, $29.95).
With files from Allan Wan