Saint John of God Figurine

Saint John of God Figurine

Saint John of God Figurine

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Original Karl Demetz Saint John of God Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.

Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St John of God Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@italianwoodcarvings.com for more information.

Feast Day: March 8th

Representation and Imagery: shown as a simple religious man with a book.

Patron Saint of Granada, the sick, the dying, hospitals, nurses, hair-dressers and the booksellers

John left his home when he was 8. He went to follow a priest who talked to him about Spain. A shepherd adopted him and worked with him. The shepherd wanted John to marry his daughter. Jon left and fought in the Spanish-French-War and then against the Muslims in Vienna. After these wars, he moved to Gibraltar and started selling religious souvenirs. It is here that he heard the preaching of John of Avila, which changed him completely. He started caring for the poor and sick in a hospital. He died in 1550 because of his weak body due to his reckless efforts of helping people.

6" and smaller, $8.00 USD Shipping within U.S.A.
8" and up, $12.00 USD Shipping within U.S.A.
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Shipping usually takes 3-5 days within U.S.A. for items in stock, if an item has to be backordered or shipped directly from work shop in Italy shipping may take 2-3 weeks.

We pack very well, usually double box for smaller sculptures. If a carving does get damaged during shipping, please let us know within three days of receipt - we will replace any damaged items.

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