Alabaster bookends feature St. Joseph with Jesus in their carpentry workshop, and a short prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, these bookends both organize and decorate your home. They make the perfect personal gift for our fathers and grandfathers.
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.
"Dear Saint Joseph, chosen by God to be the head and protector of the Holy Family of Nazareth, bless and encourage all who work to provide for others, especially carpenters whose work is so much like yours. Following your example, and under your protection, may we accomplish the works God has given us and obtain the rewards He has promised. Amen."