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"Farewell to the World” Lace Holy Card, French, Late 1800s

$69.00

"Farewell to the World” Lace Holy Card, French, Late 1800s

$69.00

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This is a beautiful antique holy card dating from the late 1800s. The card is titled “L’Adieu au Monde” meaning “Farewell to the World” and it has several pages of images and prayers. Above the title on the first page a crown of roses floats beneath the words “My Wedding Basket” in French. The basket proves to be an intricately detailed image of the Tools of the Passion, known as the Arma Christi, with a Chalice and Host, as well as images of Christ’s Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.

The interior of the card has a long prayer in poem form titled “In Him I have Everything” and an image of a nun. The back page contains several prayers ending with a prayer to Our Lady.

We believe this could be a card to mark a nun’s entrance into religious life. Upon taking her final vows she would renounce the world and become a Bride of Christ. It is a profoundly moving moment.

Condition: There are a few light stains and a very small tear in the lace at the bottom left corner. Please see pictures.

Dimensions: 5" tall x 3.25" wide