Paris (France), France, Bayonne (N.J.)
Jesus Christ, wearing red and white robes and holding a staff, stands on a doorstep and knocks on the door. Next to the door is a rose bush with thorns. Below the image is a verse from the Gospel of St. John. The back of the card has an inscription commemorating the first solemn high mass celebrated by Father Hugh Friel in Bayonne, New Jersey on June 11, 1911. The back inscription includes verses from I Corinthians and Romans. Created by Maison Bouasse-Lebel.
The Master is come and calleth for thee. (St. John, ch. XI, 28.) (front) Ad Jesum per Mariam "By the grace of God I am, what I am." I Cor. 15, A Remembrance of the First Solemn High Mass of Rev. Hugh J. Friel, celebrated in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Bayonne, N.J., Sunday, June 11, 1911. Ordained by the Right Rev. John J. O'Connor, D.D., Saturday, June 10, 1911. 'I beseech you therefore, brethren, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the charity of the Holy Ghost, that you help me in you prayers for me to God.' Rom. 15, 30. (back)
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