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Candor – Based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art

Candor – Based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art

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Vintage French Holy Card - Anonymous Artist

Candor is a hard virtue. We don't want o harp about the mote in other people's eyes, but we don't want people to live in sin that could damage their souls. Candor isn't talked about much in our society. At the top of this card it says, "What Mary wants from me is". At the bottom of the card it says in big letters "Candor". Below that it says, "Purity makes us similar to angels, it brings us closer to God and makes us worthy of our holy Mother." But how are we to be candid?

Perhaps we should consider Paul's command, "Speak the truth in Love." (Ephesians 4:15). And let the promptings of the Holy Spirit tell us when, always asking Him or Mary if we are in doubt. It's great to remember that all our virtues are gifts from God. What we have to do with them is that we respond to God's promptings. Let us speak without nagging, without alienating people from God. Let us speak when we need to, when we discern God wants us to. Let us be truthful, especially to ourselves. Let us have candor, gentle and loving!

Bouasse Jeune is one of our favorite vintage publishers of holy cards. They did several virtues in this series, of which we offer three. Simplicity, Candor, and Perseverance, all personal favorites.

** 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!

Sue & John

"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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