Holy Cards, Locally Produced

When we commissioned our parish processional crucifix a few years ago, part of the plan was to produce a holy card as well.

crucifix holy cardOur parishioner Mike Lanning did a fantastic job on layout. I love the holy card size with the folding out. The crucifix committee chose a quote from St Theodore of Studios:

How splendid the cross of Christ! It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; paradise, not its loss. It is the wood on which the Lord, like a great warrior, was wounded in hands and feet and side, but thereby healed our wounds. A tree had destroyed us, a tree now brought us life.

How many parishes produce their own unique holy cards? These are special items that are the fruit of a community’s prayer and original art work.

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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2 Responses to Holy Cards, Locally Produced

  1. Katherine says:

    When our new church was built in 2002, one family commissioned an icon of our patron saint.
    We had holy cards of it made to commemorate the dedication.
    We also incorporated the image into bookplates when we offered the community the opportunity to donate the cost of a hymnal, in honor or in memory of someone.

  2. Todd says:

    Excellent, Katherine. On the icon commission as well as the cards.

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