Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Clement Maria Hofbauer Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feastday: March 15th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a priest with books and lilies.
Patron Saint of Vienna
Clement Maria Hofbauer was born in 1751 in the Czech Republic as the ninth child of a butcher. He became a baker but soon decided to live a life as a hermit in Austria. Due to a law forbidding hermitages, he moved to Vienna where he studied at the university. Later on, he moved to Rome where he entered the Redemptorist Order ans was ordained in 1785. Hofbauer has a profound influence on the religious life of central Europe and the evangelisation of Poland. He died in 1820.