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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 was one of the most popular holy cards of the early decades of the 20th Century. It was printed by Bouasse-Jeune, one of our favorite publishers. The colors and arrangement are subtle and delicate. Mary's expression is gentle and iconic. The beautify of this art still reaches us today.

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.

We have reprinted this image as holy card! See listing here:

- 8.5 x 11" 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.

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.

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 - Classic Catholic Art.
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