An embossed gold eucharistic chalice is surrounded by grapes and wheat. Below the chalice is the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assissi. The back of the card has an inscription commemorating the ordination and first solemn mass of Father Joseph Lenk in Fort Wayne, Indiana in June 1939. The publisher of this card is unknown.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.' --Prayer of St. Francis of Assissi (front) 'O, Mary, my Mother, assist me in the service of Thy Divine Son.' Remembrance of my Ordination Saturday, June 3, 1939 and of my First Solemn Mass St. Mary's Church Fort Wayne, Ind. Sunday, June 4, 1939 Joseph A. Lenk. O Jesus! To Thy loving and perpetual care I entrust my Mother and Father who, above all others, have helped me to Thy Holy Altar. (back)
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