The pocket oratory was made popular in the 1800’s as a type of traveling altar. It was used much as they are today, by workers and travelers who may not be close to a Church when they’d like to pray.
There is significance of the position of each item. I worked closely with iconographer David Clayton, who has given me the following information: As Christ on the Cross is the center of our Faith, so the crucifix is the center of the oratory. To the right should be a picture of Christ glorified or the Holy Face of Jesus. To the left should be an image of Our Lady. These three images are the heart of every pocket oratory.
Each special custom made oratory allows the customer a choice of configuration along with up to two Saints, images of Mary and Jesus as well as the prayer of their choice.
If you are interested in more images, medals or other personalization, please message me about a Special Custom Pocket Oratory.
Madonna & Child
Our Lady of Częstochowa
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Our Lady of the Rosary
Holy Face of Jesus
Our Father (Latin or English)
Hail Mary (Latin or English)
Anime Christi (Latin or English)
Come Holy Spirit
Measures approximately 3×5 inches when closed.