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St. Joseph Holding Jesus Prayer Ammunition - c. 1917
St. Joseph Holding Jesus Prayer Ammunition - c. 1917
St. Joseph Holding Jesus Prayer Ammunition - c. 1917

St. Joseph Holding Jesus Prayer Ammunition - c. 1917

$210.00

Item no. C300.103

France c. 1918

Dimensions:  1.89 inches high, .7 inches in diameter at the base.

We love that our trésors have years of wear, years of prayer.  If only these "ballers de prièr" - prayer bullets - could talk.  French soldiers in World War I created these artifacts by hand, by literally using ammunition casings to create sacred pieces of art, plentiful during WWI.  Also called "trench art," soldiers would use them for prayer and devotion in the trenches.  This particular piece commemorates Joseph holding Jesus.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of carpenters, fathers, and step fathers.  Vessel closes with a twist, and reopens to reveal the tiny statuette.   A journey through life piece.

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