This is our beautiful Saint Kilian of Ireland Plaque. Saint Kilian (Killian, or Irish: Cillian) of Ireland (died c. 689) was an Irish missionary bishop, an apostle to Franconia (now northern Bavaria, Germany), and martyr. This plaque is a most fitting gift for a first communion, a confirmation, or Saint Kilian’s feast day on July 8th.
A Bronze Plaque Available in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p198k – 2 x 1.8 inches), medium (p129m – 4 x 3.25 inches) or large (p711g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches) – this plaque will hang with ease on any wall in office or home. This solid bronze plaque was designed and realized by a world-renowned master goldsmith in Germany. This is to be sure a most fitting gift for that special “Kilian” in your life!
Saint Kilian of Ireland – An Irish John the Baptist
In Würzburg, Germany (depicted on the bottom left of this plaque as castles and vineyards), Saint Kilian converted Duke Gozbert to Christianity (depicted on the bottom right corner of this plaque). But he was unable to convert the Duke’s wife, Geilana. Saint Kilian urged the Duke to separate from Geilana since he was violating sacred scripture by being married to his brother’s widow. When Geilana, heard that Saint Kilian had spoken such against her marriage, she was so infuriated that, when the duke was away, she sent her soldiers to the main square of Würzburg where Kilian was preaching, and had him beheaded on the spot.