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Saint Lea of Rome with cross Figurine Models

This is a very beautiful statue of Saint Lea of Rome with cross carved in selected Maple wood and hand painted in permanent water colors. The realism of this figurine is truly stunning. The sculpture shows all classical features with complete follow through in detail.

This wood carved Saint Lea of Rome with cross Figurine is available in different sizes and finishes.

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Feast day: March 22

When did St. Lea of Rome live: in the fourth century

Biography of St. Lea of Rome:
There is only very little information about St. Lea's life. The only information that we have, is provided by a letter from St. Jerome to St. Marcella. According to this letter, St. Lea was a pious widow who entered a Roman monastery after the death of her husband. Later, she was elected prioress of the convent. In Jerome's letter, he asks Marcella to serve Jesus rather than the world, and to take St. Lea as an example for a simple woman who has been blessed after death because she was worthy of heaven. Lea died in 384 while reciting a Psalm.

Patronage: St. Lea is patron saint of widows

Statues and wooden sculptures made in Val Gardena representing St. Lea of Rome - portrayal, imagery and emblem: The statue above represents St. Lea as a pious widow with folded hands and a cross at her feet.


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