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