Add variety and classic art to your garden, prayer path, porch, family chapel, or prayer room with these economical yet beautiful image plates! Printed, cut, and assembled by hand in Steubenville, Ohio, these weatherized and fade-resistant plates are designed to fit into our Deluxe Outdoor Shrines and Deluxe Indoor Shrines, but can also be used separately so that you can change your prayer space with the seasons of the Church!
Each image plate is comprised of a semi-gloss vinyl print mounted on ACM, an outdoor signage material that consists of two thin aluminum sheets bonded together with a polyethylene core for added stability, strength, and durability. ACM is commonly used in the small business world for outdoor signage, and most of us unknowingly pass by ACM signs every day. By using ACM in devotional shrines and prayer walks, we consider this common sign material to be baptized with a renewed purpose and character.
These plates are UV-resistant, guaranteed for 3-5 years of perfect image fidelity with minimal fading. For devotees who live above the 40th parallel, or who are able to face their stations to the North or South, many more years of perfect image fidelity are possible! Nonetheless, all things in this world will fade with time, and even the ideal conditions of minimal sunlight will eventually result in fading, even if this is decades down the road.
With so many different images and three sizes available, the possibilities are endless!
The image you see here is of the original "Mary, Undoer of Knots," a once obscure, 300 year-old painting that has become the fastest growing Marian devotion in the world today. Known in her German homeland as "Maria Knotenlöserin," this beautiful sacred image by Catholic master painter Johann Schmidtner was inspired by a real German family's story of marital disunity, struggle, intercession, and powerful reconciliation. Discovered and then expanded into a Marian devotion in the 1980's by then-Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, "Mary, Undoer of Knots" is a favorite devotion of Pope Francis himself, and continues to spread throughout the world due to his influence.
Our image of the original "Mary, Undoer of Knots" has undergone professional digital restoration to remove the effects of 300 years of aging and candle-smoke.
( APL-927 )
1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews
These exquisite devotional images, printed on aluminium plates, are a tremendous aid to prayer and meditation. The images fit into a shrine display (the shrine also being sturdily and beautifully made). I was thrilled to find a wide variety of images available, representing some of the most divine and inspiring images in the world. The printed images are stunning; the colors are true to the original and of very fine quality. These sublime and sacred images can help lead the viewer deeper into a more prayerful and contemplative state.