Holy Cards




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devotional pictures


Paris (France)


Jesus is seated or kneeling behind a table covered in white cloth. On the table are a chalice and a plate; Jesus holds the Host over the plate. A young boy stands next to the table with hands clasped in prayer, and an old man kneels next to the table. Behind them are trees and a lake. Below the illustration are red flowers and a quotation from Blessed Henry Suso. The sides of the card are bored with an embossed green and gold leaf pattern. The back of the card has a handwritten inscription from a nun to a girl in remembrance of her 'Great Day,' perhaps the day of her First Communion, on June 6, 1921. Printed by Bouasse-Jeune.


Lord, see the great desire of my heart, vouchsafe to teach me how I must receive Thee, in order to receive Thee with true love. (B. H. Suso) (front) To dear Henrietta, In loving remembrance of your 'Great Day'; Sister M. de Pazze June 6, 1921. (back)


U.S. Catholic Special Collection

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