Saint Therese of Lisieux Congress Poster NEW!
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Lisieux Congress Poster
Therese had become world famous. She had passed away in 1897. The Story of a Soul, her autobiography, came out in 1898. It quickly became a world-wide bestseller. She was beatified in 1923 and Canonized in 1925. Pope Pius XI had placed his pontificate under the sign of Saint Thérèse. As she had predicted before she had died, she had become beloved around the world.
A basilica for her was started in Lisieux in 1929. By 1932, the time of the conference of this poster, enough of it was finished, including the nave and the crypt, to hold a Catholic Congress there. Translated, the poster reads, Congress and Solemn Feasts in Honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, at the Inauguration of the Minor Basilica.
Art Deco in style, we think this poster is super cool. Instead of a poster of a rock star on our wall, we can have Therese, who is much more famous, and for much better reasons, now and always. We had to make extensive restorations of this poster, which makes this exclusive and copyrighted to us. Like the majority of the unique prints we offer, we haven't seen anyone else offering it on the Internet.
Today her Basilica attracts 2,000,000 faithful per year. It is a gorgeous church. It is called a minor basilica because it is not one of the four major basilicas, which are all in Rome, but still a basilica, which means a very large churches conferred with that title by a papal brief. Original poster was 32x47. (source: wikipedia.com)
We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.
** IMPORTANT ** The image is smaller than the paper! There is a blank border around the image: about 1.3" wide for 8.5x11" and about 1.6" wide for 11x14".
– 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.
Sue & John