This magnificent antique religious print depicts Saint Catherine of Alexandria holding a martyrs palm and gazing toward heaven. Catherine was an early Christian martyr who, at the age of 18, famously debated pagan philosophers who were attempting to refute her arguments for Christianity. She won the debate and converted many of her adversaries, who were then immediately martyred. During her subsequent imprisonment, more than 200 people visited Saint Catherine and were also converted. She was beheaded by Emperor Maxentius in 305 AD. Her feast day is November 25.
The engraving is likely from the 1800s, but it is now housed in a modern frame.
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 beautiful canivet lace holy card, likely from the late 1800s. It is a black & white lithograph of Saint Mathilde wearing a crown while holding a crucifix in one hand and a miniature cathedral in the other.
Although she was a queen with wealth and power, Saint Mathilde was known for her piety and generosity. Much of her wealth was spent in building churches and founding religious monasteries and convents. Saint Matilda is the patron saint of disappointing children, large families, falsely accused persons, people ridiculed for their piety, queens, second marriages, and widows.
This card is likely of German origin as it was found with other antique German holy cards.
This is a gorgeous antique holy card that shows a young Christ wearing long robes and a beautiful halo. Our Lord is holding an arrow-pierced heart and a dove in His arms with roses and lilies in the background. These symbolize respectively: His Sacred Heart, peace, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and purity. “Oh how sweet it is to live for Jesus” is written in French above the image while “Lord Give you rest” is printed beneath. The reverse has a beautiful French prayer.