This rustic journal cover belongs to our Coraggio collection, and features our Axe and Stump design.
For the writer in all of us, this 5.75" x 9.25" journal cover is the lifelong companion you can use for all your future journals. Measuring 9.25" tall, and 11.75" when opened, this cover comes with an internal journal, and then can be refilled with a new one when you're ready! With a wrap-around leather strap, each journal cover includes a strap that is used to keep it held together while you travel! Crafted from 100% soft, genuine leather, each one comes in differing shades and patterns - no two are the same. The included inside journal comes with a tag of the artisan’s name that personally crafted your journal and has around 100 pages of standard-ruled paper. They are designed and engraved in our Steubenville, OH workshop.
Hand-crafted in Honduras, these leather journals were created by the individuals at Lazarus Artisan Goods. Through this ministry, men and women are taught to make high quality goods while receiving sustainable wages, health-care, and an education. Their goal is to not only help their workers financially, but to teach them to find dignity and purpose in all that they do.
These journals are only available while supplies last.
[Coraggio Design - Axe & Stump]
Regarded as one of the greatest missionaries since St. Paul, St. Boniface was known for his extensive travels and evangelization endeavors throughout modern-day Germany. Hearing of the inhabitants in a village called Geismar, Boniface learned that during the winter the people would sacrifice a human, usually a small child, to the Thor god, which was represented by a large oak tree. Boniface desired to convert the village by destroying the Thunder Oak tree, which the pagans had boasted the God of Boniface could not destroy. Gathering a few companions, Boniface and his men journeyed to Geismar to prove them wrong. Boniface and his men arrived at the tree in the midst of the pagan offering and saved a young boy who was about to be sacrificed. Interrupting the gathering, Boniface said, “Here is the Thunder Oak; and here the cross of Christ shall break the hammer of the false god Thor.” Grabbing an axe, Boniface chopped into the mighty tree, and with a strong rushing wind that picked up through the forest, the tree collapsed.
Once, as Pope St. John Paul II battled illness, a Capuchin friar stood below his window with a fist in the sky and shouted, "Coraggio! (Courage!)". Inspired by this story, Catholic to the Max has partnered with the Lazarus Artisan Shop in Honduras to bring you this fair-trade, hand-crafted leather item. May it give you the courage for the adventure of an authentic Christian life!
Both we at Catholic to the Max and Mission Lazarus thank you for helping support our teams of talented individuals.
( RLJC-LC-AXE )
*Please Note: Due to the handcrafted nature of these leather items, our partnering supplier Lazarus Artisan Goods, may brand their logo variously across products. Our picture mockups show the most relevant branded variation, but may be subject to change.