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DEVOTIONAL CARDS / HOLY CARDS

Nun receiving a wedding ring from Christ / profess

Holy card, Dutch?, 1940s, offered by a nun (probably of the Franciscus Xaverius order of Norway) in March 1949. Black and white, with a small golden edge. The nun is kneeling before the tabernacle on the altar, and Christ appears on a cloud offering her the ring. In the lower left corner a manufacturers monogram “CKco 911”. On the back is a short handwritten text in Norwegian commemorating the perpetual monastic vows, professed on 19 th March 1949.

Two angels with a lily under the moon and a starry sky / funeral

A Dutch funeral card, card of remembrance, ca. 1965, used in January 1967. Offered by a bookshop A. A. Veiner. Monochrome, 105 x 60 mm. Text printed on the back. On the front below the picture the Dutch beginning of “In paradisum” is rendered, the text concluding the Catholic requiem mass.

In the lower left corner a monogram, circle with and H (?), and in the middle “24/19”.

The last supper / first communion

Holy card, polychrome, 115 x 70 mm, printed by Boumard Fils in Paris, France, in the 1930`s.

The firm “E. Boumard et Fils, Editeurs Pontificaux”, with the street
address 15, rue Garancière, Paris, published a great variety of holy cards
from at least c. 1880 until 1940. In the lower left corner is printed: “D M 1”

Nativity / Christmas

A Belgian Christmas card, probably from the 1950s, polychrome, 110 x 66 mm. Below the nativity scene a Latin text reads: “Mirabile mysterium declaratur hodie”: today, a wonderful mystery is announced (declared, shown). The back side is empty, at the bottom left corner CBB in a circle, in the middle “printed in Belgium and in the right corner “LW 204”.

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