King Gaspar is one of the Three Wise Men who tradition describes as being from Asia. Three Three Wise men are a central part of any creche or nativity, a reminder of the fact that Christ’s message of love knows no national or cultural boundaries. Hand-crafted by sisters in their individual hermitages at a French monastic community, this earthy and serene figure is a work of fine craftsmanship that will bring the peace of Christ’s love to your family for generations of Christmases to come.
An Intricate, Hand-Crafted Nativity
This Gaspar stands about five and a half inches in height, and features a stunningly textured robe. His eastern features are notable, reflecting the fact that the Three Wise Men ventured the world over, knowing through God that the unifying force of Christ would soon be present. His countenance is serene and affecting, a touching reminder of the peace and security that accompanies faith in Christ.
Made of Local Stone to Last Several Lifetimes
This Gaspar (and the entire Dolomite White Series) veritably shines with the deep and joyful spirituality of the community that brought him into being. The process of creating the statue explains its spiritual richness. Each sister takes the piece into her individual hermitage, where she performs one part of the task of making these stunning pieces. Through this process it becomes clear that the statue itself is a beautiful prayer. It is this loving care that makes each piece a unique prayer in and of itself. These are pieces lovingly plied from the earth, and are a beautiful song of praise. To bring this nativity into your home is to enrich and revitalize your Christmas.
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