Catholic Supply of St. Louis, Inc.


Serving the Faithful Since 1960

St. Agatha Retablo Patroness of Nurses, Wet Nurses, Jewelers, Invoked against Breast Disease

Patroness of Nurses, Wet Nurses, Jewelers, Invoked against Breast Disease.

Agatha was a Sicilian who was sought after by the Roman Prefect Quintianus. She refused his advances because she had dedicated her life to God. He was furious about this. He sent her to prison to make her give in. She still refused. He ordered her breast cut off. St. Peter appeared to her afterward and restored her breasts with a divine ointment. Quintianus did not give up. He became more brutal because she would not accept him nor renounce her faith in God. He finally cut off her head in his fury.

"May I always move with care and compassion so that I am instrumental in the healing of my patients."

Specific Sizes - Width x Height

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"


Retablos are a devotional folk art form from Mexico and the Southwest US. They are small paintings on wood of Catholic saints and angels. To create these affordable heart-felt paintings of saints, angels and blessings, the artist has brought to the folk art of Retablo making, all the skills and passions through a lifetime of drawing, woodworking and painting. Moved by the sacred art of the retablo paintings and the santeros (saint makers) who made them, pieces are hand carved and painted on traditional ponderosa pine planks. Then a decoupage of the high quality prints are applied onto pine boards, in an old school technique used for the Italian altar screens of medieval Europe. This process has made these high quality printed retablos affordable. These unique items are ready to hang or rest about the house, in a pocket or on an altar. On the back of the retablos is a story of the saint's life. Many of them also have a prayer.

MADE IN THE USA | SOCIAL GOOD | WOMAN OWNED | HANDMADE | SMALL BATCH

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