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These alabaster bookends feature both a classic image of the Holy Angel defeating Satan and the St. Michael prayer. Keeping heavy books in line, they both organize and decorate your home. This pair of bookends makes the perfect personal gift for for anyone with a devotion to this soldier under God's command, and reminds us to invoke his protection and intercession.
The classic St. Michael prayer was written by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 for the protection of the Church. St. Michael is the patron of military and police personnel and is the Defender of all of God's people.
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.
"St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan, and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."
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