For close to two thousand years, Bishops have been confirming those entering the Church. Originally the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation were performed at the same time. Around the fifth or sixth century, Bishops in the West began to separate Baptism from Confirmation in young people because of considerations of maturity and coming of age. Local priests would baptize babies. Bishops would confirm the young adults. It is still this way today.
The inscription on this beautiful old holy card reads, “O Holy Spirit, be today and always the strength and the light of my soul.” R. P. means Révérend Père, i.e., Reverend Father. Fr. Marie-Joseph Friaque was a prominent French priest from Bordeaux.
This is a great gift for a young person being confirmed. There are many vintage Confirmation holy cards, of which this is our favorite. We think this one is subtle and beautiful, and the colors look gorgeous on the natural cotton paper we print it on.
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
You might also be interested in original Catholic art and jewelry by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, available all over this shop! Thanks!