These alabaster bookends feature St. Michael and a Police Prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal Catholic gift for the active or veteran Policeman or Policewoman in your life.
St. Michael is the special patron of police forces and the military. He is invoked for both physical and spiritual protection throughout the church in dangerous situations. He is also a healer and serves with a spirit of humble courage and zeal.
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.
Heaven's glorious Commissioner of Police, look with a kindly and professional eye on your earthly force. Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and wise judgement. Inspire us by your sense of duty that so pleased God, and your angelic self-control. And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your Heavenly Force when we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of men. Amen."