Statue of Saint Gerard with mantle, 170 cm of fiberglass, handmade in Italy.
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Fiberglass statue, internally empty and very light. It is suitable to be carried during the processions. The manufacturing is entirely manual. When the two parts are linked, there is the finishing of the statue and it is perfectly smoothed, then the statue goes through the coloring section. The skilled decorators hand paint using particolar varnishes, conforming to the traditional iconography. The fiberglass is a plastic material, very resistant and humidity absorber which is used in many sectors: industry, furnitures, building of boats, airplanes, vehicles, garden swimmingpool etc.
Saint Gerard of Maiella was born on the 6th of April 1726 in Muro Lucano, near Potenza. He died on the 16th of February 1755 in Materdomini, near Avellino.
He was very young when he asked to be received as a laic brother in the Redemptorists.
In the monastery he continued to exercise his job as tailor, when Alphonsus de Liguori noticed him and abbreviated his novitiate.
The extraordinary life of Gerard was enriched from various supernatural phenomenons : the reading of the consciences, the prophecies, the food’s multiplication etc.
He was canonized in 1904.
He is illustrated as a young boy, with a black clothing, with a crucifix and a lil in the hands.
Statue of Saint Gerard with mantle,...