Holy Cards




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Creation Date

approximately 1918

Work Type

devotional pictures


Milwaukee (Wis.)


Two young shepherds, a boy and a girl holding hands, approach the manger where the Baby Jesus is sleeping. They are accompanied by five sheep. Jesus sleeps in a manger filled with hay; Mary and Joseph look down upon him with their hands clasped in prayer. A donkey and cow look on from the background. A verse from the Gospel according to Luke is below the illustration. This card was used as a calling card by the Archbishop Anthony Joseph Aneed, a Patriarch in the Byzantine Catholic Church, when he was a parish priest in Milwaukee between 1915 and 1921.


The little shepherds round the manger. They came with haste, and they found Mary and Joseph and the infant lying in the manger (St. Luke, II, 16.) (front) Rev. Anthony J. Aneed. Pastor of St. George Syrian Church 1611 State St. Milwaukee, Wis. (back)


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