St. Jose Sanchez del Rio by René Martínez Valadez Banner Stand

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio by René Martínez Valadez Banner Stand

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This vinyl banner stand is 78" tall by 33" wide and features the image of St. Jose Sanchez del Rio by René Martínez Valadez. Fully retractable and stored in an aluminum case, it takes less than a minute to extend the telescopic pole and unroll the Sacred Heart Stained Glass banner. Each unit includes a nylon travel bag for storage and transport, making the banner stand an excellent tool for priests, professors, and missionaries who travel and spread devotion to St. Jose Sanchez del Rio.

The image was painted by René Martínez Valadez and shows St. Jose walking to his death, with the soles of his feet cut off. He is praying the rosary and holding a palm branch, symbolizing the victory of his martyrdom. The sash around his body holds the words he spoke to his mother to convince her to let him join the Cristero war: "Never was it so easy to become a saint," and he went on, "I don't want to miss the opportunity". So, he went to war, and was martyred by the Mexican government at the age of 14. Behind him is the banner of the Cristeros, and on the ground next to his feet is a single bullet.

The projected cross and lines are a cubist representation of Christ the crucified King and, at the same time, a gateway to holiness. The triangular crystal shapes represent the Trinity and the more spiritual part of the composition which, if you look at his feet, José is crossing into.

From top-to-bottom, the banner stand measures approximately 78" tall when fully extended. In reality, the banner stand can be extended several inches more, but a total height of 78" is our recommendation for the best combination of visibility and stability. 


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