After my conversion years ago, I have been wanting to wear something that is designed by myself, something of religious significance that is wearable in public. I also thought of having something unique that I could give as gift to my Catholic friends who are passionate about their faith. So I ended up with a simple dog tag design with features you see in the photos.
Thoughtfully designed for Catholics, this dog tag comes with a dose of apologetics and part of the creed we profess at Mass. So not only that I have important bible verses handy with me but I also can show the world the joy of being a member of this One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
The tag has the emblem of the papacy with the crossed keys that symbolizes the keys of Peter – our first pope. The three crowns in the emblem represent the power of the Pope as “father of kings”, “governor of the world” and “Vicar of Christ”. The gold cross on a globe surmounting the crown or tiara signifies the sovereignty of Jesus. You can read more about the emblem here.
These are the important Bible verses and Catechism paragraph numbers that are engraved in black at the back of the tag:
- Matthew 16:18 – “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
- Matthew 28:18-20 – “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
- John 21:15 – When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”
- CCC 811-870 – The Catechism paragraphs that explain the Church in detail.
This dog tag is made of nickel plated stainless steel. The texts are engraved while the logo is printed directly on the tag. It comes with one stainless and one regular iron ball chains in its pouch.
You may message me if you like this design and you want to have one or if you want to give it to someone as a gift. It’s a perfect and a unique piece of gift you can give to anyone regardless of the occasion. Items are limited and are only available in few areas such as Singapore, Manila, and Lucena.
Let us serve Christ and the Church in all circumstances!