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An Ignatius Reilly Christmas

Here are hard plastic busts of my two main men: Dante Alighieri and Ignatius J. Reilly. Both were designed and 3D printed by Baton Rouge artist Kevin Lindholm. Check out the catalog of busts you can have made to order, in various styles, sizes, and colors — even as Christmas ornaments. All the Inklings are there, and some Catholic and Orthodox saints, and John Calvin and Martin Luther, and more.

And, of course, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron!

I get to take special credit for the new sculpture of Our Working Boy (here’s a direct link to the Ignatius bust.) At a fundraiser for our local classical Christian school, where Kevin teaches art, I bought his services to create a bust of any figure I wanted. Julie had already given me Kevin’s version of Dante for Christmas a couple of years ago. When I saw Kevin at Thanksgiving, I said, “I’ve got my bust idea!”

Last week, he presented me with the Ignatius you see above.

If you order now, I think he can get a bust of Ignatius, or any others, out to you in time for Christmas. But hurry! If your Yuletide lacks proper theology and geometry, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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