Saint Benedict Prayer Bullet
Item no. 1116-11PB
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Antique (more than 100 years old)
France, c.1918 (World War I) - Saint Benedict
We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer. If only these "Ballers de Prièr" - AKA, prayer bullets - could talk. French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using empty ammunition (bullet) casings to create sacred pieces of art, due to them being so malleable and plentiful. Once crafted, they would add a saint, or Mary, and take them with them as a portable prayer tool.
This iconic, unique piece was created by a soldier in France and the bullet is believed to be a French shell. It's made of copper, rotates to show a three dimensional 1" statue of Saint Benedict. The statue is fixed inside the arsenal piece. The piece itself is 2 inches tall, .5 inches wide. The book in St Benedict’s hand would be the Rule of Life he wrote for monastic life lived in community.
This "Baller de Prière" makes a perfect travel piece, or journey-through-life piece. All trésors are custom wrapped for gifting. First Class Shipping is free.