These alabaster bookends feature Mary, Our Lady of China holding the Christ Child. Able to keep heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for everyone of Chinese descent or who have a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
The original artwork is the mosaic of Our Lady of China in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The prayer asks for help and intercession for the Chinese people, especially those in authority and the persecuted Church.
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 and will last for years to come.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.
"Prayer to Our Lady of China
Our Lady of China, help of Christians, intercede with your Son, the Redeemer of mankind, that those in pain may find relief and comfort and that so much suffering may not remain fruitless.
Obtain light for those who guide the destiny of the Chinese Nation, that they may not lack the necessary wisdom in searching for the good of all, which has at its basis, respect for truth, justice, and freedom. Amen."