These alabaster bookends feature an image of Mary, Our Lady of Good Help. 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 with a devotion to Mary, Mother of God with this prayer for assistance for all in need.
Our Lady of Good help is the title Mary appeared under to young Belgian immigrant Adele Brise in 1859 in Wisconsin. She asked the girl to catechize the local children. The apparition was approved by Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 2010.
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.
"Our Lady of Good Help
Pray for Us
Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their Catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the cross, and how to approach the sacraments. this is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.
-Our Lady of Good Help to Adele Brise"