Catholic Statues and figurines have an interesting place in the home as well as in a church. They are one of those unusual items that are versatile in that way. There are also many types of statues that are made of many different materials.
Statues are commonly based on famous catholic figures.They are frequently of Mary, Jesus and the communion of saints, with some of the most popular being St. Michael, St. Patrick, St. Jude, St. Joseph as well as the various Marian apparitions and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
These statues and figurines serve as a reminder.When they are religious they remind its owner of the devotion of the individual and helps them remember to mimic their lives. It also helps with the intercessionary nature of the saints. Although there is often this misconception that Catholic pray to statues and saints the reality is that its there is a grave difference in asking for intercession vs. praying to or this concept of worship. The disagreements on statues and figurines dates back to the Great Schism that divided the Catholic Church into the eastern rite and the Roman Catholic churches. Among other items statues and figurines in Eastern Rite churches are banned and icons are used in their place.
There are many different methods of making religious statues and figurines and several materials. The materials range from concrete, bronze, marble, resin wood and plastic. There is also many that are hand carved as well as hand painted.
Churches Statues are often made from fine Italian statue makers that have been in business for months. Each type of statue can come in multiple sizes and finishes. Also there are special finishes for outside as well as different finishes for indoor use.
There is also many statue makers in South America. All of the statue makers though the globe have both the home statue as well as church or institutional statuary. There are also many unique designs that include statues representing Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Our lady of Grace.Most of these statues are hand painted.
There are also many home statues as well. The church statues can more than be used for home use. But there is an entire cottage group that does design for tabletop statues for the home. Many are themed statues for events of Jesus life, such as washing of the apostle’s feet at the last supper. Thematically there are statues of Jesus with children or Jesus with Lambs. These type statues convey many of the themes of Jesus life. There is also the classic tabletop Sacred Heart of Jesus.
There is also many secular figurines as well. These are figurines that are not only saints but they may be snowman, or Santa figurines.These whimsical statues add Christmas joy to a home. Pilgrims are another popular fall figurine.
Whether the statues and figurines are religious or secular, you may see theses type items in any home you walk into. They are great ways to add personal accent as well as devotion to a room or space.