Holy Cards




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devotional pictures


Germany, Limerick (Ireland), Saint Francis (Wis.), Madison (Wis.)


A white dove holds a silver olive branch in its beak. In the background of the dove is a silver cross and a wreath of ivy. A silver crown is above the bird. At the bottom of the card is a skull and crossbones. The front of the card also features a verse from the Book of Revelation. The back of the card has an inscription memorializing Father P.B. Knox, a priest in Madison, Wisconsin who passed away on January 29, 1932. The inscription features a photograph of the Very Reverend Knox and a prayer for the repose of his soul. This card was printed in Germany by the Diederich-Schaefer Company, and sold by their American branch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Be faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of Life. Offenb 2.10 (front) In Pious Memory of Very Rev. P. B. Knox, Dean, Diocesan Consultor. Born December 8, 1857 Limerick, Ireland. Ordained June 25, 1882 St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis, Wis. Died January 29, 1932, Madison, Wis. Buried February 2, 1932 Calvary-Madison, Wis. Prayer. O God, who among apostolic priests hasts adorned Thy servant departed, with the sacerdotal dignity, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be associated with them in everlasting fellowship. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. (back)


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