This rustic journal cover belongs to our Coraggio collection, and features our Donkey 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 - Donkey]
Many of us know Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but the symbology of Him riding a donkey is much greater than some may know. To begin, it was prophesied in Zechariah 9:9 (“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: Behold thy King will come to thee, the just and savior: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.”) This is explicitly fulfilled in all four Gospels (Matthew 21: 2-7), (Mark 11: 2-7), (Luke 19:30-35), (John 12:15). In Genesis 49:11, we also see the symbology in this for Christ’s passion. It reads: Tying his foal to the vineyard, and his ass, O my son, to the vine. He shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape. And lastly, the donkey is known as a beast of burden as it is used to carrying both goods and people, and likewise, so Christ carries our burdens.
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.
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*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.