These alabaster bookends feature beloved and selfless Saint and Pope and an encouraging quote and blessing. Able to keep heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for everyone with a devotion to this selfless leader of Christ's Church on earth. It includes the date of his canonization.
Pope Saint John Paul II was known for his dynamic calling of all people, especially the youth, deeper into their faith. He emphasized the value and beauty of every person, which led him to both preach a new positive explanation of chastity and to oppose communism around the world. The original photo was taken by Grzegorz Galazka.
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.
"Pope Saint John Paul II
Canonized April 27th, 2014
'I leave you now with this prayer that the Lord Jesus will reveal Himself to each one of you, that He will give you the strength to go out and profess that you are Christian, that He will show you that He alone can fill your hearts. Accept His freedom and embrace His truth, and be messengers of the certainty that you have been truly liberated through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. This will be the new experience, that will generate, through you, a more just society and a better world.
God bless you and may the joy of Jesus be always with you!'"