Antique French Sacred Heart Holy Card
This very rare antique Sacred Heart holy card is filled with spiritual symbolism. Below the Sacred Heart is a French inscription "Divin coeur de Jesus soyez nous misericordieux" (Divine heart of Jesus, be merciful to us).
On the reverse side is the prayer to St Igatius: Soul of Jesus, sanctify me; body of Jesus, save me; blood of Jesus, intoxicate me; water from Jesus' side, cleanse me; Passion of Jesus, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me, hide me in your wounds. do not allow me to separate myself from you. Defend me against the evil spirit; call me at the hour of my death; and command that I come to you so that I may bless you with your chosen ones forever and ever. So be it, (Indulgence of 300 days each time; 7 years after each commuion, plenary each month under ordinary conditions.)
This delicate and exquisite piece of art would look stunning mounted on velvet or set in an antique frame.
2.20” x 3.45”
Circa early 1900s