See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

More getting ready for Christmas stuff: Bambino Jesu

Seated Bambino Jesu - from Gump's
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Crowned with gilt wood, this figure celebrates the season in full baroque glory. Italian artists carve every element by hand from solid wood to create the serene expression, relaxed posture and wonderful accents of hair and fabric. The faithful re-creation of a 17th-century devotional figure is then painted and shaded in traditional style. 12 3/4"L x 7"W x 18"H.

11 comments:

  1. So beautiful!
    I love the Bambino Jesu...we have Him in prominence throughout the Christmas season.

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  2. I own one of these. It is truly magnificent.

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  3. How gorgeous! I wish I had an extra two thousand bucks just floating around with nothing to do!

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  4. You are completely evil. What about the 11th commandment: thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Christmas decorations?

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  5. Oh, I love it! The baby, so vulnerable outshines the lot of us. Only God could come up with this type of stuff.

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  6. $2,000 price tag (is this made of gold?), that's beyond my reach even how beautiful it is.

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  7. Fr. Gary - maybe you can get someone to donate it. I'm serious.

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  8. Terry, I don't think I can find a benefactor to donate this amount. I am still looking a benefactor (outside our parish, since our parish is poor)to donate a 3 ft. statue of St. Joseph (it cost around $300.00)to be enshrined on the right side of the (altar) sanctuary.

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  9. Father - I pray a donor for St. Joseph may come forward - I would surely love to do so. All I can do is pray right now.

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  10. Fr. Gary V - please contact me - I think I have a donor for your statue! My email is in my profile.

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  11. Praise Jesus and His Holy Father, Joseph!!
    I'm so happy to hear this!
    God be praised!

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