These alabaster bookends feature St. Michael the Archangel and a Marine's Prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home and make the perfect personal Catholic gift for the active or veteran Marine in your life.
Saint Michael is the patron saint of military personnel across the world. He is invoked for protection as God's general who fights with a passionate yet humble courage and zeal.
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.
"Eternal Father, grant me the courage to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.
Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country has entrusted to me.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith. If I am tempted, make me strong to resist. If I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again."