Artist Unknown

Vintage Hardwood Saint Peter
13 x 4 x 2.50 in
This circa 19th century carved wooden statue of Saint Peter holding the key of paradise. Saint Peter, also known as Simon Peter or Cephas, was the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with Saint Paul, of the see of Rome. He was the brother of Saint Andrew the Apostle who led him to Christ. It is because of Peter's confession of faith in Jesus as Messiah that Jesus gave him the nickname of "rock" and stated that it was upon the rock of Peter`s faith that the Church would rise (Matthew 16:18). Peter was martyred for his Faith in the year 64 in Rome. Patron Saint of bakers, bridge builders, clock makers, longevity, masons, papacy, ship builders Feast Day: June 29th