Holy Land Catholics are known worldwide for their olive wood carvings. Generation after generation, families have taught their children to carve religious figures from olive wood by hand. For two centuries, Catholics have been able to support their families by selling these unique carvings to pilgrims who visit. With fewer and fewer pilgrims visiting each year, the Archbishop of Jerusalem has now blessed the mission of selling hand-carved olive wood items to Catholics worldwide. Selling this unique holy art has helped Catholics in the Holy Land make a living and provide for their families.
The olive wood carvings are very beautiful. The olive tree is an ancient symbol of peace, wisdom, glory, power, and purity. The olive tree and olives are mentioned over 30 times in the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. Many olive trees are said to be several centuries old. Darker wood from these olive trees is said to be from the time of Christ.
Please consider buying these items to provide income for Holy Land Christians and Catholics to support their families and their presence in the Holy Land.
Find more information on the website www.holylandoliveart.com.