This deluxe handcrafted shrine is a perfect inspirational piece for your garden, prayer path, porch, or sacred space! Made of solid cedar and treated to withstand outdoor conditions and inclement weather, this unique gift comes in walnut or cedar stain and three different sizes. The overall size of the shrines are 10" wide x 11.5" tall (4x6 image), 12.5" wide x 15.5" tall (6x9 image), and 15" wide x 19.5" tall (8x12 image). The metal image plate that comes on each shrine is removable and we also have a wide variety of images available to collect and use different liturgical seasons.
Available in three sizes, each image plate is assembled by hand at our shop in Steubenville, Ohio. The plates are comprised of a semi-gloss vinyl print mounted on ACM, a material commonly used in the small business world for outdoor signage because of its durability and low cost. By using ACM in devotional shrines and prayer walks, we consider this common form of outdoor signage to be baptized with a renewed purpose and character.
ACM 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. This durable product makes an excellent gift for any occasion!
The Emmerich Stations of the Cross set is named after Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, the German nun and mystic who wrote the highly influential meditation The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. This set of stations was painted in the German style by an unknown artist in the late 19th century. Recognizable for its illuminated golden halos around the heads of Christ and His followers, as well as for the rich contrast and shadowing throughout the set, the Emmerich Stations of the Cross convey the beauty and sacrifice of Jesus’ Passion with a blend of modern and traditional styles.
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