These alabaster bookends feature legendary St. Christopher and a prayer for protection of our troops in the Army. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for the active or veteran soldier in your life.
St. Christopher is named the patron saint of travelers and all far from home due to the story of his conversion. He was a strong man and would carry people across the river. A child came, but as Christopher carried Him, it felt as if was holding the entire world. The child revealed Himself as Jesus, who bore the weight of the world's sins.
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.
"Almighty God, who art the Author of liberty and the Champion of the oppressed, go with us as we seek to defend the defenseless and to free the enslaved. Grant us wisdom from Thy mind, courage from Thine heart, and protection by Thine hand. Amen."