The most discerning customer of all, and rightly so.
Frequently supplying the Vatican and always being on call for this discerning customer does entail responsibility for Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875, but it also entails the by no means mundane pleasure of supporting the church zenith in word and deed during the purchase of a statue or the interior design of a chapel or church.
Customers from the Vatican demand impeccable work from Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875, which reinforces the Catholic religion via works of art over generations and centuries, if not millennia. Numerous works made of wood, bronze and marble have been delivered to this small and very important city in more than 140 years.
The following three works number among the most important orders in the last decade:
In 2014 a statue of the Holy Pope John Paul II was carved in our studios and Filip and Robert Stuflesser had the honor to hand it over personally to the Holy Father Pope Francis.
In 2013 a bishop’s crook (crosier) decorated in 23 carat gold was produced for the Vatican. Said crook was presented to an African bishop in Rome.
On 28 July 2008 Ferdinand Stuflesser 1875 supplied a wooden alter with ambo and a bronze altar with Ambo for the two masses. The pope impressed the South Tyrol faithful, while Filip and Robert Stuflesser were allowed to give His Holiness a present: the present was a gothic family altar bearing an illustration of St. Benedict. Photos are available in the presentation.
On 23 September 2007 the Holy Father Benedict XVI celebrated Holy Mass in Velletri near Rome on a Stuflesser bronze altar and bronze ambo. This came to pass due to a cooperation of the company with the diocese organizing the celebration.
Irrespective of the size of the order, every execution for the Vatican is something special, as this city is simply the cradle of the Catholic faith.