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devotional pictures


Chicago (Ill.), United States


Black and white portrait of the Virgin Mary with her hands clasped in prayer. Three lilies are in front of her. The back of the card has an inscription memorializing the death of Father Joseph Reiner, a Jesuit priest and Moderator of the Chicago Inter-Student Catholic Action (CISCA) organization, on October 14, 1934. The inscription includes a prayer, a quotation from Saint Ignatius, and the Imprimatur of Cardinal Mundelein of Chicago and the Nihil Obstat of Auxiliary Bishop Bernard J. Sheil, verifying that the prayer on the card is without doctrinal errors. The card was printed by an unknown publisher.


In pious memory of Rev. Joseph S. Reiner, S.J. Moderator of CISCA. Born March 2, 1881 Died October 14, 1934. Prayer. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant, Joseph, whom Thouh has honored in this life with the sacred functions of the Priesthood, may forever rejoice in the bliss of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen. 'Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and whole will. Thou has given me all that I am, and all that I possess. I surrender it all to thee, that Thou mayest dispose of it according to Thy will. Give me only Thy love and Thy grace: with these I will be rich enough and will have no more desire.' St. Ignatius. Imprimatur George Cardinal Mundelein Archbishop of Chicago. Nihil Obstat The Most Reverend Bernard J. Sheil, D.D., V.G. Censor Deputatus. Die 30 Oct. 1934 (back)


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