Alabaster bookends featuring an image of St. Antony of Padua and "A Godfather's Prayer." Keeping heavy books in line, these bookends both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for your own godfather or a godfather to be.
St. Anthony is especially known for his passionate yet loving preaching to the poor and all who needed instruction. His joyful ministry combated the many heresies that arose in his time and threatened to draw people from the faith. St. Anthony's strong love for Jesus and a desire to give that love to others gave him strength through his life.
The bookends are made from stone-cast alabaster here in our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. Alabaster is a building and decorating material created from the mineral gypsum that has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. It boasts an attractive smooth finish.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep at the base.
"A Godfather's Prayer
St. Anthony, pray that the Infant Jesus hears the petitions of my heart, and that my Godchild is kept safe in the arms of the Lord. Amen."