These alabaster bookends show Pope Francis giving a blessing to the crowd below. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for all priests, religious, and lay faithful.
The prayer asks for blessing and guidance on this current Successor of St. Peter as he leads the 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.
Each measures roughly 6" x 8", including the 4"x 6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep at the base.
"Prayer for Pope Francis
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd Pope Francis a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he, as Successor to the Apostle and Vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who loves and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever."