The Our Life Journey Monument Plaque depicts the bracing reality that all of us enter into life at birth individually, live our individuated lives as individuals, and then die individually. Being individuals does not mean (or at least does not necessarily mean) that we go through life alone. Hopefully, each of us has grown up in a loving and supportive family and has enjoyed lasting and meaningful friendships and even, if we are called to it, the covenantal commitment of married life with another. Yet we remain ultimately and radically individuals, each of whom must learn to know, love, and embrace our own individual selves. The Our Life Journey Monument Plaque is an eloquent expression of this truth. This plaque is of distinctive heirloom quality and will hang prominently for many decades to come in the parish memorial garden, or in your own home prayer garden, or mounted on a memorial plaque or tombstone as a testament of your firm conviction that your deceased loved now will never be alone, but is now part of that great “cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1) in Heaven gathered around the throne of the Lord of Life.
Our Life Journey Monument Plaque – Solid Bronze from Germany
The Our Life Journey Monument Plaque is 7.1 inches in diameter and 1.2 inches deep. The finely-detailed solid bronze plaque comes with mounting screws for placement on a stone or marble memorial plaque, or tombstone. This monument plaque will withstand the ravages of time and the weather’s worst in heat, cold or damp. Designed and forged in a workshop and foundry in Germany, the Our Life Journey Monument Plaque is a beautiful reminder that our friends and family members who have died go before us individually, marked with the sign of faith. Also a lovely and fitting gift for that mariner in your life!
Our Life Journey
This plaque depicts beautifully the conundrum of human existence. You cannot become truly human unless you become your own person. So each and every one of us must individuate – we must become individuals and mature with our own distinctive mature, well-formed consciences into distinct irreplaceable identities. Yet none of us becomes ourselves in a vacuum. We are born into families, we grow up in schools, churches, associations, teams, groups, and societies. We live our individual lives interdependently with many others. Our life journey is never just our own, even if it may seem that way at times. And we are never, ever truly alone – God is with us every step of the way from our birth to our death. The seemingly isolated boat in the Our Life Journey Monument Plaque is carried on the infinite ocean depths of God’s loving presence in our individual lives.