St. Walter of Pontoise: Patron of those with Stressful Jobs

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St. Walter of Pontoise: Patron of those with Stressful Jobs

18.00

I carve the original of each medal in clay. Cast by hand in lead-free pewter. Can be pendants or used on a key chain. Each comes in a pouch with a history card stating the following:

Walter (1030–95) was the abbot of the monastery at Pontoise, a position of considerable power and stress. Walter, however, never wanted the job: he wanted only solitude. An able administrator and a kind and just man, Walter tried several times to flee from his duties as abbot, once going as far as walking to Rome to ask Pope Gregory VII to be released from the job. The pope sent him back to work. After that, Walter came to terms with his role and reached a balance between his stressful administrative role and the more contemplative part of his nature. He was at last at peace. This medal of Walter was hand carved by Hank Schlau and cast in lead-free pewter.

Dimensions: 1.25 inches high

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