The Flight into Egypt Plaque depicts Matthew 2:13-23 – a scene which our “modern” world knows much too well: a family fleeing from danger, violence, and injustice. Jesus the Messiah and Savior of the world was only just been born into a world of greed, violence, lust for domination. This violent and unjust world reaches out to destroy its savior, and so the Holy Family must flee. The Flight into Egypt Plaque is an heirloom-quality gift that will be admired and cherished for many generations to come and will serve as an ongoing reminder that the Holy Family was once a refugee family – just as millions of families are today.
The Flight into Egypt Plaque – An Unequivocal Labor of Love, Faith, and Hope
The Flight into Egypt Plaque measures 6.4 by 4 inches and is composed of highly polished dolomite stone and resin. This plaque has the feel, heft, and shine of a true family heirloom as if it were a rare piece of carved ivory. It is designed to hang with ease on any wall. Cloistered religious sisters in France conceive, make, and finish by hand each and every plaque in the atelier their monastery. Each sister is a true “contemplative in action” who prayerfully fulfills an assigned task which is required for the completion of each and every piece. Where, by whom, and how the Flight into Egypt Plaque is fashioned is proof indeed that it is ”culturally authentic” and an unequivocal labor of love, faith and hope!
Holy Family – Refugee Family
This plaque depicts a dramatic story from the Bible which is also the story in our own day and age worldwide: 15 million people have fled their own homelands. Another 33.5 million “internally displaced” are forced to live in camps within their own homelands. More and more countries are putting up more barriers so that they can take in fewer and fewer refugees. Eight million more refugees are added every year to the 48.5 million, but only less than 1% of those seeking asylum are resettled each year. The average amount of time refugees worldwide are living displaced from their homes is now a staggering 17 years. The Flight into Egypt Plaque reminds us that the Holy Family was indeed a refugee family, just as are millions of refugee families today.