This is a magnificent vintage piece for home devotions. A framed lithograph of Jesus pointing to His Sacred Heart is mounted in a fixed frame that doubles as the cover of the sick call set. The box is designed to be hung on a wall until needed and then removed to create the altar for a priest’s home visit.
These boxes were used in Catholic homes to store the items needed by the priest for the anointing of the sick and for extreme unction. The only items necessary for these rites are a crucifix, blessed candles, and holy water. However, many sets would traditionally hold additional items such as cotton for the oil, a linen cloth, a spoon, a plate, and prayer books.
This set comes with two unused candles, two mini plastic bowls, a holy water bottle, a piece of linen, and the original ball of cotton. It appears to have never been used.
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 remarkable antique religious book in good condition. The full title reads:
"The Teachings of the Holy Catholic Church,
Embracing Her Dogmas, Sacraments and Sacramentals
by Rev. S B Smith DD
With the Teachings and Acts
of Her Living Founder
and His Successor Saint Peter
by Father Francis DeLigney, SJ
and the Lives of Saint Patrick and Saint Bridget
The title on the spine reads: “The Teachings of the Holy Catholic Church and Her divine Founder Our Saviour”. The book is comprehensive; it includes the teachings on the sacraments and sacramentals, the mass, the saints, devotions, as well as church history. In addition, there are also several beautiful illustrations. Published by The office of Catholic Publications 1886.
The binding is still firm with a beautifully embossed image of a monstrance on the front. The pages have browned with age and there is very minimal foxing.
Condition: The binding is strong but the cover hinges are very loose. Please See Pictures.
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.