Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Joseph Freinademetz Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Original Karl Demetz Saint Brother Joseph Freinademetz Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
Feastday: January 29th
Symbol and Imagery: Shown as a missionary with the bible and a little kid with folded hands
Joseph Freinademetz was born in 1852 in Badia, Italy. After his theological studies in Brixen he was ordained in 1875 which allowed him to preach to the community of San Martin de Tor, a town close to his home. Although he was a very appreciated priest, he always felt the calling to be a missionary. Therefore, moved to Steyl (Netherlands), where he was trained as a missionary. In 1879, he was sent to Hong Kong where he lived for 2 years. Afterwards, he moved to the southern region of Shantung where he converted many people to Christianity. Joseph Freinademetz died of typhus in 1908.