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New! St. Martin of Tours – Piotr Stachiewicz – Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift

New! St. Martin of Tours – Piotr Stachiewicz – Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift

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This awesome picture of St. Martin of Tours (316/336-397) shows his strength and stoicism as a Roman soldier. Here he is in the blowing snow, wrapped in his tunic, bare leg exposed to the wind. He is about to perform the act which made him world famous-dividing his cloak with his sword and giving half of it to a beggar in rags who was freezing in the cold. He did it out of Christ's love for his fellow man. We know this happened because of his biography, written by Sulpicius Severus, who knew him personally. He went on to become the Bishop of Tours and had a reputation for miracles. A Patron Saint of soldiers, horses, and many others. Feast Day November 11.

This picture is from a 1907 Polish book Boży Rok, which means God's Year. It was by artist Piotr Stachiewicz, and it features a painting of a Saint for each of the 12 months. Piotr Stachiewicz (1858 - 1938) was a prolific Catholic artist from Poland who did portraits, historical and cultural work, and many Catholic paintings, as well as illustrations and mosaics for churches.

This is a perfect gift for anyone who has chosen Martin of Tours as their patron Saint, or any man who would enjoy Catholic art that is masculine, beautiful and strong. It helps present the viewer with the masculine ideal at a time when there is very little of that in our culture, a culture which even denies the existence of manhood.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", 1.6" for 11x14" pictures, or 1.75" for 13x17" , 16x20", 18x24" and 24x36". Inquire about special printing needs. Not much needs to be trimmed of the art to go to the edge on this print.
Border sizes are Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic.
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