Prayer Card Pendants

Italian Prayer Cards Road to Porta Portese Model with prayer card pendant

Santini, or little holy pictures, are one of the most important and endearing traditions of Catholic iconography. These cards are often carried for protection, given as remembrances at communions, confirmations and funerals and are meant to present a visual biography of the saint's life. Different saints have different patronages, some really obscure, like the patron saint of chefs or lightnening. The saint pendants in the Deities Collection all come from Italian flea markets and had been passed down through generations.