Catholic Supply of St. Louis, Inc.


Serving the Faithful Since 1960

San Francisco de Asis Retablo Patron of Animals, Children, Kindness and Ecology

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