These alabaster bookends honor the St. Patrick with both an image of the holy bishop and "Christ be with Me" prayer he wrote. Keeping heavy books in line, these bookends both organize and decorate your home. They make the perfect personal gift for all your Irish family and friends or for anyone devoted to this servant of Jesus.
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.
"Christ Be With Me
By Saint Patrick
Christ be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Christ.
May your salvation, Lord, be ever with us. Amen."
( BKE-1403 )