NOVI, MI, October 16, 2013 -- The Eternal Image Group LLC., (the “Company”), a licensing company active in the memorial products industry, today unveiled its line of caskets officially licensed by the Vatican Observatory Foundation[TM]. The caskets join memorial prayer cards of the same brand already offered by the Company. Product details and links to photo galleries can be viewed here: www.brandmemorials.com/vatican-observatory-foundation/.
"At a time when we mourn the loss of a loved one from earthly life, these sacred images can remind us of the promise we have in Christ's Resurrection,” said Father Timothy Babcock, the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Clergy Liaison for Funeral and Cemetery Services, who was given a preview of the caskets. “It is fitting at the time of death for Catholics to look upon our hope in Christ and the intercession of the Blessed Mother for strength and consolation."
The caskets are available in either solid mahogany or solid hardwood and each includes a keepsake sash for the family. Adorning the interior is an exclusive piece of Renaissance-style Catholic artwork of which there are ten selections, including three exclusive Latino-style pieces by artist Vincent Barzoni.
“We recently sold our two millionth Vatican Observatory Foundation prayer card,” said Nick Popravsky, VP of Sales for the Company. “They’re used in funeral services all across the country. This will remain one of the most sought after global brands for decades to come.”
The caskets are distributed by Buchanan Private Label of Indianapolis, Indiana and can now be delivered to any funeral home in the United States. Kaczorowski Funeral Home of suburban Baltimore, Maryland, was the first to order a Vatican Observatory Foundation casket.
Media Inquiries call Nick Popravsky (EI Group) at 800-976-9005 or Michael Kaczorowski (Kaczorowski Funeral Home) at 410-633-0000.
About Vincent Barzoni
For nearly half a century, New York born Vincent Barzoni has been at the forefront of the design and art world. He has lived in Connecticut for more than 40 years. After private study with noted sculptors James Earl Fraser and Berthold Nebel as well as muralist Barry Faulkner, Mr. Barzoni was ready to make his mark. Winning the coveted Hall of Fame of the Trotters award for equestrian sculpture he quickly became an internationally acclaimed sports sculptor. His mechanical and artistic design work has won him commissions from Abercrombie & Fitch, F.A.O. Schwartz, and the Audubon Society among others. Barzoni’s excellent work in pastels and watercolors has found enormous acceptance. His work spans a wide range of subjects and his religious works are widely admired. He has become one of the most reproduced artists in the world.
About The Eternal Image Group LLC
The Eternal Image Group LLC, formed in 2012, is a licensing company active in the memorial products industry. EI Group manages a growing portfolio of high-profile Brand names and oversees the design, manufacturing, and marketing of a wide range of licensed memorial products featured on its public-facing site BrandMemorials.com. Currently the company offers a selection of caskets, urns, monuments, vaults, memorial stationery, and memorial gift items. Product galleries can be found on the Company’s social media pages facebook.com/brandmemorials and twitter.com/brandmemorials. For additional information, visit www.brandmemorials.com or call 800-976-9005.
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