This is an antique canivet holy card. It shows a veiled woman kneeling on a prie dieu before an altar. On the altar is a large chalice, above which floats the Blessed Sacrament surrounded by a nimbus of light. The scene is replete with Catholic symbolism: lilies representing purity, roses for The Blessed Virgin Mary, and M for the Madonna. Beneath the image is the reminder “Before Communion / Act of Contrition” in French, German, and English. The central image is a black & white lithograph, while the rest of the card is a magnificent combination of lace and embossing.
The reverse side of the card contains a beautiful form of the Act of Contrition:
“O thou who art my Victim, my Judge, my Savior, and my God, what name shall I give thee to tell thee my regret, confusion, pain, and my love! So many times I offended thee and thou forgivest me!...I have been so ungrateful and thou so merciful! O mystery of Christ’s Blood in which the soul finds baptismal purity, I taste thee in thy source. Rather die than profane thee!”
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 vintage rosary. It is an early use of glow in the dark beads, likely from the 1950’s. The crucifix is the same glowing material with a metal corpus and a metal back. The centerpiece shows the Blessed Virgin Mary with hands folded in prayer while the reverse is a small image of Christ with His Sacred Heart exposed.
These rosaries became very popular in the 1950’s and are wonderful keepsakes. Image this scene from a time when Sunday worship was the focus of the week:
“The bishop of Peru shared on EWTN how he loved watching the people on their nightly walk up the mountain to attend Mass the next morning. With their rosaries around their necks or in their hands, you could see the long line of glowing beads moving slowly upward along the mountain trail.“ (taken from the Rosary Workshop website)
This is a wonderful vintage rosary case. It is heart shaped with a Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the center. The case is made of stiffened mesh with a brass colored finish and a kiss clasp closure.
Condition: The finish has dulled a bit with age. Please See Pictures