Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec), Québec (Province), Canada, Mobile (Ala.)
An angel wearing green and pink robes, holding a white lily, kneels before a eucharistic chalice. White lilies appear in the background of the image. The back of the card has an inscription commemorating the first solemn mass celebrated by Father Germain Taylor, O.S.B. in Mobile, Alabama on June 30, 1912. The verso inscription includes a quote from Saint Francis of Assisi and a verse from I Kings. This card was printed by Frère Félix-Antoine, a Canadian Marist brother and librarian.
I adore Thee, O Sacred Host. Living bread, food of Angels, I adore Thee. My Saviour, I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee and love Thee. (front) Thou hast chosen me, O Lord to be Thy priest and to go to Thy alter. I Kings, II, 28. J.M.J. In holy memory of the first solemn mass of Rev. Germain Taylor O.S.B. celebrated June 30, 1912 in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Mobile, Alabama. O my God may my faith supply all that is wanting in me when I participate in Thy ineffable Mysteries and may I find my only happiness in Thy love and in the desire of pleasing Thee. (St. Francis of Assisi.) Ordained Priest June 23, 1912 by Rt. Rev. E.P. Allen, D.D., Bishop of Mobile, Alabama. (back)
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