This is a magnificent antique religious art print. Saint Rita is shown contemplating a crucifix held gingerly in her hands while an angel holds a crown of thorns above her head. A single small thorn from the crown pierces her forehead. Stunning.
St. Rita (Margherita Lotti) was born in Cascia, Italy in 1381.At the age of 36, following the deaths of her abusive husband and both of her sons, Rita entered an Augustinian convent. She was known for her piety and prayer life, including the partial stigmata of a wound from Christ’s Crown of Thorns. Saint Rita is the patron saint of lost and impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, and mothers. Feast day: May 22.
This is a beautiful vintage religious print. It is the iconic scene of Saint Cecilia playing a piano or organ while two chubby angels shower her with flowers. This is a print on board with no glass.
St. Cecilia was a virgin martyr who died in Rome circa 170. Forced to marry a pagan, she was said to have “sung in her heart to the Lord” during the wedding ceremony. Under her influence both her husband and brother-in-law converted and were also martyred for the faith. She is the patron saint of music. Feast day: November 22.
Condition: Both the frame and the print have some scratches. Please See Pictures.
This is a stunning vintage religious print likely from the 1930’s. It shows a sorrowful Christ sitting on a hill crest above the city of Jerusalem. It is a nighttime scene with the city shrouded in blue darkness and the moon peeping through the clouds. Our Lord is contemplative as he gazes into the distance. This print is after the painting by Giovanni, also known as Josef August Untersberger. Wonderful.
This is a sweet vintage religious print perfect for a child’s bedroom. The image shows a beautiful angel hovering near two children. The girl is carrying a basket with one arm wrapped protectively around the younger boy. The angel appears to be watching over them as they cross a dangerous bridge perhaps on their way home. It is very sweet.
This is a fantastic personal missal published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons of New York. The full title reads: “The Catholic Sunday Missal being a translation of the Missale Romanum arranged for Sunday and Festival use by Rev. Charles J. Callan, O.P. and Rev. John A. McHugh, O.P. Masters of Sacred Theology.” It contains the ordinary of the mass in Latin and English as well as the propers for all Sunday masses of the year.
The missal is bound in soft , black leather and has three original page marker ribbons. The name “Rosemary McDermott” is imprinted on the cover but has faded over time and is almost invisible. This comes with the original box but the top is torn. Please See Pictures.
This is a beautiful collector’s set of pocket missals. The liturgical year is divided into four books containing all the propers for daily mass. Each volume also contains the Order of the Mass in Latin and English as well as many additional prayers.
Volume I - “From the First Sunday in advent to Ash Wednesday”
Volume II - “From Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday”
Volume III - “From Holy Saturday to the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost”
Volume IV - “From the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost to Advent”
Each book contains the following inscription: “To Jack Habeuer with sincere prayers for your perseverance, Fr. Zarek”.
The books are bound in rich, soft black leather with gilded pages. The copyright date is 1946 with a 1945 Imprimatur.
Dimensions: 5.5” x 3.75” x .5” each, box; 5.5” x 3.75” x 3”
This is a beautiful vintage print. It shows Jesus amongst a flock of sheep. He is holding a shepherd crook in one hand and a sweet lamb in the other. The sun is rising in the distance as Our Lord leads His sheep home. Wonderful.
Condition: The matting is slightly discolored with age. Please See Pictures.
This is a gorgeous vintage religious print, likely from the 1940’s. The image shows a young Jesus as He teaches His elders in the temple. This print is after Heinrich Hofmann’s famous painting “Jesus in the Temple”, 1881. Beautiful.
This is a fantastic example of religious decorative art from Peru. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown holding a young Christ in one arm. Both figures are dressed in elaborate Spanish colonial-era gowns with magnificent fine detailing. The colors are muted reds with bright metallic gold highlights.
The Cusco School (also spelled Cuzco) was a regional art form developed in Cusco, Peru. It was specifically Catholic and flourished in the Spanish colonial era. The style saw a resurgence during the early to mid 20th century.
This is an elegant vintage wall crucifix. It is a simple wood cross with a highly detailed metal corpus. Our Lord is shown sagging on the cross with His head lowered in pain and sorrow. It is very moving.