Black, white, and silver filigree pattern frames a verse from the Book of Wisdom. Above the verse is a silver urn and flowers. Below the verse is an anchor, encircled by what might be a life preserver or a wreath of ribbon. The back of the card has an inscription memorializing the death of Mary Curtner, a woman who passed away in November, 1891. The inscription includes a prayer for the repose of her soul.
The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of hell shall not touch them. (Wisdom III, 1.) (front) J.M.J. Have Pity On Me! Have Pity On Me! Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Curtner, Who departed this life, fortified with the Sacraments of the church Nov. 15th, 1891, aged 31 years, and 11 months. Prayer. O Sweetest heart of Jesus! ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in purgatory, have mercy on the soul of thy servant, Mary, bring her far from the shadow of exile to the bright home of Heaven, where we trust, Thou and Thy Blessed Mother have woven for her a crown of unending bliss. Amen. Merciful Jesus, grant her eternal rest. Amen. (back)
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