Saint Patrick - Engraved Holding Cross


Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland.  Patrick was never formally canonized, having lived prior to the current laws of the Catholic Church in these matters. Nevertheless, he is venerated as a Saint in the Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, where he is regarded as equal-to-the-apostles and Enlightener of Ireland.

The dates of Patrick's life cannot be fixed with certainty, but there is general agreement that he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century. A recent biography on Patrick shows a late fourth-century date for the saint is not impossible. According to tradition dating back to the early Middle Ages, Patrick served as the first bishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland, and credits him with bringing Christianity to Ireland, converting a pagan society. He has been generally so regarded ever since, despite evidence of some earlier Christian presence in Ireland.

According to the autobiographical Confessio of Patrick, when he was about sixteen, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as a bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.

His feast day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself.


Our Saint Patrick holding cross takes our largest holding cross and laser engraves a picture of Saint Patrick on the bottom of the cross.  The cross is 4" by 3" and is made to fit in your hand.  Hand crafted out of Bethlehem Olive Wood in the Holy Land.

Four olive wood crosses with palm leaves

Bethlehem Olive Wood

Bethlehem Olive Wood products bear a profound significance in religious contexts, reflecting the rich tapestry of spirituality woven throughout the Holy Land. Sourced from the ancient olive trees that have stood witness to millennia of history, this wood carries a deep symbolism of peace, prosperity, and divine grace. Crafted into exquisite gifts, each piece resonates with the sacred heritage of Bethlehem, where the biblical narrative unfolded. Whether fashioned into crosses, nativity sets, or intricately carved ornaments, Bethlehem Olive Wood artifacts serve as tangible expressions of faith, bridging believers to the timeless traditions and spiritual sanctity of the region.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Maureen oldham
St. Patrick hand cross

I bought the St. Patrick hand cross for my Mom who is on bed rest. She struggles with her rosary beads. The hand cross is perfect for her. The design is perfect. The wood snd etching of St.Patrick is gorgeous. Every time i place the cross in her hand her eyes light up.
Maureen Oldham

Bill Barnes
Just what I expected - Beautiful

We have a Deacon in our office who saw a sample of the St. Patrick cross and mentioned how much he liked it. Had to order it for him. Very pleased with the product!