The Marian holy card collection contains over 10,000 Catholic holy cards dating from circa 1675 through the present day. Materials in this collection depict the Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child, events in the life of Jesus and Mary, Marian titles, and Marian shrines. The collection also includes prayer cards, novenas, funeral cards, souvenir cards, ordination cards, handmade devotional cards, and other Catholic ephemera. Materials in this collection were typically used by Catholics in private devotion, purchased as souvenirs from Marian shrines or during pilgrimage to Catholic holy sites, or distributed to commemorate a Catholic sacrament or occasion. Selections from the holy card collection have been digitized and are available below.
For more information, please see the Guide to the Marian holy cards collection.