These alabaster bookends feature legendary St. Christopher and a Marine's 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 Marine in your life.
St. Christopher is named the patron saint of travelers and all far from home due to the story of his conversion. He was a strong man and would carry people across the river. A child came, but as Christopher carried Him, it felt as if was holding the entire world. The child revealed Himself as Jesus, who bore the weight of the world's sins.
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"x8", including the 4"x6" inset image plaque, and is 3" deep.
"Eternal Father, grant me the courage to accept my share of responsibilities with vigor and enthusiasm.
Keep me loyal and faithful to my superiors and to the duties my Country has entrusted to me.
If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith. If I am tempted, make me strong to resist. If I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again."
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