Monday, 30 September 2019

Prayer Cards - part 5

In the Christian tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, Devotional pictures mass-produced for the use of the faithful. They usually depict a religious scene or a Saint in an image about the size of a playing card. The reverse typically contains a prayer, some of which promise an indulgence for its recitation. The circulation of these cards is an important part of the visual folk culture of Roman Catholics, and in modern times, prayer cards have also become popular among Orthodox Christians and Protestant Christians, although with the latter, biblical themes are emphasised within them.

For more information see part 1, and for more card images see parts 1 - 4 also.

This is part 5 of a 5-part series on Prayer Cards:


Sancte Joseph
( Saint Joseph )

Sanctus Carolus Borromaeus
( St. Charles Borromeo )

Sanctus Joseph / Salvator Noster Jesus Christus / Mater dei virgo Maria
( St. Joseph / Savior Jesus Christ / Virgin Mary Mother of God )

Seigneur conduiser nous avec notre protection nous arriverons à votre sanctaire.
( Lord, lead us, with your protection we arrive at your sanctuary )

Seigneur enseignez-moi à faire votre volonté
( Lord, teach me to do Thy Will )

Si Dieu touche ton cœur de sa croix ce n'est pas pour le blesser...
( If God touches your heart with his cross it is not to hurt him… )

Si queréis conocer y amar á Jesus, dirigios á San José.
( If you want to know and love Jesus, go to San Jose. )

Si tu es en paix avec ta conscience tu seras en paix avec Jésus
( If you are at peace with your conscience you will be at peace with Jesus )

Source Viviente!…
( Source of Life! My heart is a fountain of living water where my servants come to find strength. )

SS. Petrus et Paulus.
( Saints Peter and Paul. )

St. Catherine of Sienna.

St. Dominique reçoit le tres saint Rosaire.
( St. Dominic receives the most Holy Rosary )

St. Elizabeth

St. Helen

St. John carrying the Christ child

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

St. Patrick

St. Paul.

St. Thérèse.
( St. Teresa. )

Ste Hélene.
( Saint Helen. )

The Baby Jesus

The birth of Jesus

The Christ Child

The Christ Child

The Cross and Passion are past; The Crown is won.

The Crown of Thorns

The Good Shepherd and Guardian Angels

The Holy Cross

The Holy Cross

The Holy Dove

The Holy Dove

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Virgin Mary and Jesus

Trinité de la Terre
( Trinity of the Earth )

Urquelle aller Gnaden. Source de Graces…
( Source of Graces. O my Jesus is how dry the heart that moves away from you )

Venez participer à la chair et au sang de la victime immolée pour nous:...
( Come participate in the flesh and blood of the sacrificed victim for us:… )

Venez tous à moi mes bras vous sont ouverts...
( Come all to me my arms are open to you… )

Visitation. Demeurè de Ste. Elisabeth.
( Visitation. Residence of St. Elizabeth )

Voici le Roi des Anges.
( Here is the King of Angels. )

Votre cœur ô Mére divine sera toujours favorable au pécheur repentant
( Your heart, Divine Mother, will always be favourable to the repentant sinner )

Vous êtes tous appelés au bonheur!
( You are all called to happiness! )

Vous prierez ainsi, n, p, Qui êtes aux cieux que votre nom soit sanctifie.
( You will pray, n, p, Who are in heaven that your name be sanctified. )

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Friday, 27 September 2019

Prayer Cards - part 4

In the Christian tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, Devotional pictures mass-produced for the use of the faithful. They usually depict a religious scene or a Saint in an image about the size of a playing card. The reverse typically contains a prayer, some of which promise an indulgence for its recitation. The circulation of these cards is an important part of the visual folk culture of Roman Catholics, and in modern times, prayer cards have also become popular among Orthodox Christians and Protestant Christians, although with the latter, biblical themes are emphasised within them.

For more information see part 1, and for more card images see parts 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on Prayer Cards:



Mater Admirabilis, ora pro nobis.
 ( Lovable Mother, pray for us. )

Mater Amabilis ora pro nobis!
( Lovable Mother, pray for us! )

Me reposer sur votre cœur O Jésus fait tout mon bonheur
( I rest on your heart Oh Jesus make all my happiness )

Mère Incorruptible.
( Incorruptible Mother. )

Mon bon Ange ne m'abandonnez pas.
( My good Angel does not abandon me. )

Mon bon Ange, soyez mon guide et mon tendre gardien.
( My good Angel, you are my guide
and my tender guardian. )

Mon bon Ange. Enseignez moi à prier Jesus mon Sauvveur.
( My Good Angel. Teach me to pray to Jesus my Saviour. )

Mon cœur est tout brulant d'amour
( My heart is all burning with love )

Mon cœur n'aspire qu'a voir rien dans sa gloire
( My heart aspires to see nothing in its glory )

Mon Dieu recevez me dans votre cœur adorable
 ( My God, receive me in your adorable heart )

Mother of our Creator, pray for us!

Ne crains pas le naufrage!
( Do not be afraid of sinking! )

Noel! Les divines visites da la nuit de Noël:
( Christmas! The divine visits of Christmas night: )

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
( Our Lady of Guadalupe )

O Jésus Inspirez Moi les vertus modestes de St. Joseph.
( Oh Jesus Inspire Me, the modest virtues of St. Joseph. )

O Marie conçue san péché Priez Pour Nous
( O Mary conceived of sin pray for us )

O mon fils! O mon Dieu! Quel mystère
( Oh my son! Oh my God! What a mystery )

Oh Jesus! our friend; be Thou our guide and our protector.

Oiseau Faible et Graintif…
( Little timid bird fly to your Master and hide in his heart. )

Ô Doux Jésus, Agneau plein de doucer, Je veux comme St Jean, vous consacrer mon cœur
( Oh Sweet Jesus, Lamb full of sweetness, I want like St John, to consecrate my heart )

Ô Marie! agréez les prémices de ma journée.
( Oh Mary! Accept the beginnings of my day. )

Par elle nous aurons le salut.
( By her we will have the salvation. )

Par vous, ò Mère, et ô Vierge, le ciel tressaile d'allégresse, les anges et les archanges se réjoissent.
( By you, O Mother, and O Virgin, the sky shines with joy, the angels and the archangels meet again. )

Pastor Bonus.
( The Good Shepherd. )

Pensèes d'un cœur chrétien.
( Thoughts of a Christian heart. )

Uncaptioned Prayer Card

Uncaptioned Prayer Card

Prions Marie de veiller sur nous.
( Pray Mary to watch over us. )

Roses de Noël
( Christmas roses )

S. Bernhardus.
( St. Bernard. )

S. Mathilde.
( Saint Matilda. )

S. Theresia.
( St. Teresa. )

Sa vie fut une croix et un long martyre
( His life was one cross and a long martyrdom )

Sacré Cœur de Jésus
( The Sacred Heart of Jesus )

Sacré Cœur de Jésus 
( The Sacred Heart of Jesus )

Sacré Cœur de Jésus 
( The Sacred Heart of Jesus )

Saint Ange Gardien.
( Saint Guardian Angel. )

Saint Jean Apôtre.
( Saint John the Apostle. )

Sainte Anne. Sta Ana.
( Saint Anne )

Sainte Vierge
( Holy Virgin )

Salvator Mundi.
( Saviour of the World. )