This is a wonderful vintage find. It is a Christmas card, New Year’s card, gift card, calendar, and world mass clock all in one. The front image shows soldiers located across the globe with a family standing respectfully on the right. The center is open to show an image of the world covered with a translucent Child Jesus.
The front page reads:
At the family hearth...or across the sea,
This christmas we’ll united be…
For being in one Christ our Brother,
We cannot be separate one from another.
The front opens vertically to show the New Year card which reads:
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Your year of Nineteen-Forty-Three
Is here enclosed … May it be
A year so Blessed that you may say of it
“A Saint’s Blessing was on everyday of it”
This portion folds down to reveal a 1943 calendar with Saints’ days, Holy days, and Fasting days denoted.
Behind the calendar is a free floating translucent sheet signed by the original giver. It reads:
My Spiritual Gift to You is a Bouquet of Masses being offered for your happiness at the monastery of the Cloistered Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood… I have placed your name at the Crib, for Remembrances during the Octave of Masses: Christmas to New Year’s.
Behind this sheet is a World Mass Clock with instructions and a beautiful prayer. This allowed the soldier to link his prayers in union with the Mass being said anywhere in the world.
This card is in exceptional condition.
Please Note: Only the month of December 1943 is left of the calendar.
This is a unique religious devotional brooch. The center is a petite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile enameled in beautiful bright blue. This medal is framed in pearly lucite on a gold finished background. Gorgeous!
This is a gorgeous vintage rosary. The beads are delicate ovals made of luminous mother of pearl. The centerpiece is hexagonal with an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile. The crucifix is very elegant and includes roses carved into the cross behind the corpus. “France” is printed on the reverse of the crucifix.
This is a fantastic pair of antique bookends. They depict Saint George as he vanquishes the infamous dragon, representing the devil. Saint George is shown in full medieval armor including a feather plume cresting his helmet. His huge muscular horse is rearing as if to trample the evil at its feet in aid of his rider. The image is vibrant and alive. Wonderful.
This is a rare vintage devotional piece. It is a clock designed to help those who wish to offer spiritual communion in union with Holy Mass. At any given moment, Mass is being prayed somewhere in the world, and this piece can locate (within the hour) where a Mass is being offered. The user dials in their current time, and the windows will show three locations around the world that might be offering Mass.
The front of the piece has an image of Christ crucified with two figures below Him catching His blood in a chalice. Between the figures it reads: “My Sacrifice in His.” Printed around the outer edge are the words, “I offer Thee the merits of the Most Precious Blood now being offered in the Mass in _____”, with the blank filled in with the name of a city on the P.M. dial.
On the reverse is the concurrent A.M. location with the following prayer: “Eternal Father, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I wish to unite myself with Jesus, now offering His Precious Blood in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
This piece is roughly the size of an old pocket watch and was likely attached to a chain in similar fashion.