Our solid bronze Good Shepherd with Lost Sheep Plaque is a beautiful depiction of our Lord with his flock. The Good Shepherd is one of the most comforting and reassuring images of Jesus in the New Testament. The Good Shepherd knows his flock, and as they hear and recognize his voice, they follow him, knowing that he will seek out each sheep separated from the flock. An ideal gift for your pastor (Latin for “shepherd”), member of the pastoral team, a bishop or for anyone who has been a “Good Shepherd” in your community.
Solid Bronze Plaque from Germany
This solid bronze plaque is 4.5 inches long and 3 inches wide. This plaque was conceived and forged by a world-renowned bronze smith in Germany. This is perfect gift for that special “Good Shepherd”—your pastor, minister or bishop—in your life!
The Good Shepherd
This depiction of the Good Shepherd is an approximate reproduction of the statue of the Good Shepherd (300-350 a.d.) at the Catacomb of Domitilla in Rome:
This depiction, in turn, calls to mind one of the most ancient depictions of Jesus Christ in existence. An image of Christ as the Good Shepherd was found in the Catacomb of Callistus, an extensive catacomb and burial ground located in Rome. This depiction is to be found on a ceiling fresco which dates back to the third century. We see portrayed here a remarkably youthful, vigorous, (and beardless!) Christ carrying a lamb on his shoulders.
A gift of the Good Shepherd reassures loved ones that God indeed protects, nurtures, and leads them to eternal life. Presented to your bishops, your pastor (Latin for “shepherd”), and pastoral staff, the Good Shepherd plaque honors their vocation. Offered to those in leadership roles, this plaque encourages them to embrace and model the commitment and concern of a truly Good Shepherd. And finally, the Good Shepherd provides comfort to those who feel lost, with the gentle reminder that God hears their voice and will always seek them out and protect them.