These alabaster bookends honor our Blessed Mother under the title, "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" with both her image and a short prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for all with Carmelite devotions or any who love Our Lady.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel has been revered for centuries by the Carmelites. The most famous story of of her is her appearance to St. Simon Stock in 1251. She gave the Englishman the brown scapular and promised that all who devoutly wearing it would be saved from hell.
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.
"O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, assist me in this necessity. O Immaculate Virgin and Star of the Sea, help me and show me that you are my mother and protector."
( BKE-1413 )