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Our Lady of the Lilies – Based on a Vintage French Holy Card

Our Lady of the Lilies – Based on a Vintage French Holy Card

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"Our Lady of the Lilies"

K. van de Vyvere-Petyt

Our Lady of the Lilies was one of the most beautiful and popular holy cards ever printed by one of our most favorite publishers, Bouasse Jeune. They printed it for decades, and it still reaches our heart today. We love the colors and arrangement. The expression on Mary’s face is iconic, delicate, perfect.

The title, Our Lady of the Lilies, comes from the Song of Songs (2:2). The lily stands for perfect beauty and purity and since the Tenth Century has been applied by Christians to the Blessed Mother. The text at the bottom of the picture, O Mère très pure vous êtes notre espérance et la joie du Ciel, is from a French hymn and means, O Mother most pure, you are our hope and the joy of Heaven.

source: udayton.edu

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

– Acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Thanks!
Sue & John

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“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson – CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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