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St. Margaret Mary – print based on Vintage Holy Card

St. Margaret Mary – print based on Vintage Holy Card

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"St. Margaret Mary"

Print Based on Vintage Holy Card

This is one of the most unique and colorful holy cards we've ever seen, and it is one of our all-time favorites. The colors are joyful and exuberant at a time when holy cards were usually more subdued. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, (a French nun who lived in 1600s and was declared Blessed in 1864), is adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the altar while two cherubs look on. She is love with him, almost swooning!

The words translate to, Here is this heart that loves men so much. N.S.J.C. we think stands for Notre Sauveur Jésus-Christ (Our Savior Jesus Christ). The vivid colors and patterns remind us of certain illuminated manuscripts. The red flower buds resemble the drops of the Precious Blood around the Sacred Heart, and as typical in illuminated manuscripts, the red means Christ’s passion, and the white means His purity.

St. Margaret Mary had visions and conversations with Jesus. She promoted a devotion to the Sacred Heart and started the modern practice of the holy hour! A wellspring of devotion to the Sacred Heart spread in the 1800s from France, to Poland, and eventually to the United States. St. Margaret Mary was canonized in 1920. Her feast day is October 16.


** 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

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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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