Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ask Mary...............October 11




"Everything that the Son asks of the Father is granted.
Likewise, everything that the Mother asks of her Son is also granted."
St. John Vianney


O Mary, as our loving Mother you have our happiness at heart. Inspire me to ask only for those things that will further God's glory and the salvation of souls, including my own.
MARY DAY BY DAY, p.87

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an unusual and beautiful card! Thankyou, Micki, for sharing! Hope you had a wonderful vacation.

Diane S.

diddleymaz said...

A truly inspiring image of Our Mother,and the quote from the Holy Cure, we are praying for Priests at the end of Mass in our parishes, send us holy Priests. Amen

dbonneville said...

What a striking card! Is it possible to get new, bigger prints of some of these cards, especially this one?

dbonneville said...

Another question you might be able to answer: Where are the originals for cards like this kept? Is it on display somewhere, or long forgotten in some publishers archives? If the card is this beautiful I can only think of how much more beautiful the original must be.

Micki said...

Diane - Thank you as always for your loyal visits. Yes, had a fantastic time..but I did miss you all.

diddleymaz - Always enjoy your comments....so nice to hear about your church praying for priests...we all should be doing that.

dbonneville - Some folks copy what's here but I'm afraid most of these cards are no longer available.

dbonneville - I am not sure if I understand your question. The holy cards on my blog are sold as original holy cards. They are/were produced by printing companies who gave the world these cards as miniature pieces of art that they had various artists make and then were reproduced for their business of holy card sales. The majority of most of my cards were made in France, Germamy, Belgium and Italy. The majority are not copies (though some cards are) of original museum pieces of art.

dbonneville said...

Hi Micki: Since original art was created and probably reduced to fit on a holy card, I can only imagine that some of the originals still exist. Are most of the companies that produced your European cards still in business? I would think not. I was thinking perhaps that some of the originals that were then reproduced still might exist somewhere in a company archive or something to that effect. They would be wonderful to see.

Is there any copyright issue if an artist wanted to recreate an image at a larger size, like do a full-sized interpretive painting based on one of these cards? Some of them are so amazing. I hear from many quarters that a new renaissance of Catholic art is in the making, and that devotional art will play a big role. I could see some of these holy cards, and the deep theology they teach, as a great reference library for new full-sized works.

Micki said...

dbonneville - You have a point regarding the artists. I am unfortunately not in the know regarding where originals might be. I somehow don't think too many exist or they would be redone again somehow to show the beauty that once was available. Today's holy cards are a poor example of what's being done now. I am also not the person to ask about copyrights and doing updated art pieces. Sorry about that but I do agree with your views on their being a wonderful teaching tool. Good luck.

Micki said...

I didn't mean to sound like all of today's cards are poor. There are many that have great beauty. However the intricity of paper lace just cannot be matched with today's perforated edges etc. BUT, there are some wonderful cards available, you just have to hunt harder for them.

dbonneville said...

Imagine walking into a museum or other public space and seeing this image done on a huge canvass with expert artistic craftsmanship. To me, that would be revolutionary! I hope devotional art has a serious and new sustained comeback.

I follow a few hundred blogs for personal and professional reasons, but this blog is in my top 5 every day...

Micki said...

dbonneville - Oh yes, I'd love to see some huge picture of these religious beauties. Thank you for making that a visual thought.
Thank you very much for sharing with us that I'm one of your top daily viewsl. That's a compliment that goes directly to our dear Heavenly Family.