Holy Cards




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devotional pictures


Paris (France), Lynn (Mass.)


Three branches of lilies, two gold and one white, appear in the center of the card with a rectangular shape made of thorns. A gold cross is in the upper left corner, and four virtues of nuns--obedience, poverty, chastity, and charity--appear in the upper right in front of a branch of thorns and a rosary. Green and gold leaves are in the bottom left corner, and a religious verse in the bottom right. The back of the card has an inscription commemorating the profession of religious vows of a Sister of Saint Joseph of Lynn, Massachusetts. This card was printed by an unknown French publisher.


Obedientia, Paupertas, Castitas, Caritas. Comment votre patience méritera-t-elle d'être couronnèe? S'il ne vous arrive rien de pènible! (front) Souvenir de ma profession religieuse. 24 Juillet, 1930. Sr. St. Denis (back)


U.S. Catholic Special Collection

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