These alabaster bookends feature a classic image of Pope John Paul II in papal vestments and his prayer before the Cross. 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 holy man who witnessed to the love of Jesus in our modern age.
The prayer, "Beneath the Cross of the Crucified King", was prayed by St John Paul II out of devotion to Our Lord in His suffering and Passion.
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.
"Standing beneath the Cross of the ages, we wish, through your cross and Passion, O Christ, to cry out to that mercy which in spite of the appearances of weakness, is the greatest power and force upon which man can sustain himself.
Pope Saint John Paul II"