Monday, April 5, 2010


Hint - See "Archives" on the left of this page to start back from the
beginning of this blog.  There are several years worth of holy cards and inspirational quotes.
Comments left can still be read by the author of the blog.


To all my dear dear friends,
The time has come for me to bring this holy card blog to an end. I can't believe over two and a half years have gone by (it's actually three and a half years but I took the first year's cards off the blog). It has been my joy and privilege to share my collection and love of holy cards with each and every one of you.
To those who so loyally sent words of friendship and encouragement, I will miss you. To those out there who stopped by but didn't leave any messages, I can only say "thank you". Seeing the number of visitors increase over time (over 337,000 "hits" from US and over 147 countries.....PRAISE GOD) told me that there were many of you who came frequently, if not daily. To those of you, my special blogging friends, who left comments and taught me as much if not more than what I shared with you, I will deeply miss checking the computer each day to read your words. Thank you.
The card posted today is special because it was given to me by a nun decades ago. It was the very beginning of something that grew into this collection that I enjoyed bringing to you. The words on the card touched a little girl's heart and still touches a senior citizen today. And so I pass these words on to all of you.
Remember the words......"See, O See, How I Love Thee". We love Him, He loves us, and I love you.
Archiving is shown on the left-sidebar. It makes it easier to go back and see over 825 cards. God bless you all. Thank you for being there for me. I will truly miss you.
(keep scanning down please)
Hanging on my kitchen wall, except it says "Welcome". I thought "Easter Blessings" was more appropriate than "Good-bye"
PS If I could be allowed one further suggestion....use my blog to come back daily and start with the first post of 2008 (shown in the left side-bar)....use the quotes as mini-prayers for the day.
That will keep you busy for the next 2.5 years :-)

It's just impossible to scan all the quotes quickly and still be touched by words left for our inspiration. Maybe I'll even meet you while I'm doing the same.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

His Mother-My Mother-Your Mother....February 28

Holy Mother, pierce me through,
In my heart each wound renew,
Of my Saviour crucified.

O Mary,
make me to live in God,
with God, and for God.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Christ Before Pilate.......February 27

We too will stand before God to be judged.
Are we prepared?

Lenten Thought:
"Perhaps we need to fast from noise and busyness in order to hear God speaking in the silence. Perhaps we need to fast from television and entertainment in order to hear God in the cries of the poor and the stranger."
It is not too late to start.

Rev. Robert F. Dueweke, OSA

Friday, February 26, 2010

Suffering..........February 26

What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.

Saint Augustine

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It Is Finished..........February 25

"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt" (Mt 26:39).

"My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
(Mk 15:34)

"Father, into Thy hands I commit my spirit" (Lk 23:46)

"It is finished" (Jn 19:30).

Jesus carried our sins in his own body on the cross so that we could die to sin and live in holiness; by His wounds we have been healed.
(1 Peter 2:24)

Here is the meaning of the Latin words on this card:
"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jesus Comforted by an Angel......February 23

New Testament teaches that Jesus suffered on behalf of humanity,
it never said he suffered instead of us.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hard Lenten Promises..........February 22

"You can't say your Lenten promise
is too hard after looking at this photo."


Where there is no love, put love and
you will find love.

This is a photo that came in an email. It is not my holy card.
It just touched my soul.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Sunday of Lent.......February 21 (198)

Why was Jesus tempted by Satan in the desert?
To teach us to withstand sin.

If you don't think you have any sins,
That makes another one.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Our Lady of Sorrows.................February 20

Our Lady of Sorrows

Sorrowful Mary, be with us in our sorrows.
"Place your heart gently in Our Lord's wounds.
Have great confidence in His mercy for
He will never abandon you."

Padre Pio

Here is the meaning of the Latin and German words on this card:

"Sorrowful Mother, comforter of the afflicted, pray for us!"


Friday, February 19, 2010

Trials..........February 19

"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth. They make us look to God,
rather than to this world."

St. Therese of Lisieux

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ash Wednesday..........February 17


"Through fasting and praying,
we allow Him to come and satisfy
the deepest hunger that we experience,
in the depths of our being:
the hunger and thirst for God."

Pope Benedict XVI

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Does He Hear Your Heart?........February 16

"God is so close,
in fact,
that God,
even hears the desires of our hearts."

St. Vincent Ferrer

Here is the meaning of the German words on this card ...
[At the top:]
"Holy Viaticum"
[At the bottom:]
"Come one more time to me, o Jesus. Then take me to Thyself."

Thanks John for translation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Holy Longings......February 15

"Holy Communion, as the word itself implies, is the intimate union of Jesus and our soul and body. If we want to have life and have it more abundantly, we must live on the flesh of our Lord."
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Here is the meaning of the French words on this card ...

[At the top:]
"Holy Longings for First Communion"

[At the bottom:]
"Oh, how beautiful is Heaven! ...
"Speak no more of the pleasures of Earth.
"They promise me a pleasure still greater!
"It is to approach ... oh, how deep the mystery ...
"To feed upon God -- I, a poor child!"
Thanks to John for translating.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love..............February 14

"Love cannot remain by itself--
it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action
and that action is service.
A mission of love can come only from
union with God.
From that union, love for the family,
love for one's neighbor,
love for the poor is the natural fruit."

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

"My soul longs to be nourished with Thy body:
my heart desires to be united with Thee."


Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Rosary.........February 13

Click on picture to enlarge

"Say the Rosary every day to obtain world peace and an end to war."

Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 1917

Friday, February 12, 2010

God's Best Creation..........February 12

"You, Mary, are God's best creation.
No one has ever loved God so
intimately as you,
O glorious Lady."

St. Bridget of Sweden

Here is the meaning of the French words on this card (which, I think, was received by a First Communicant) ...
"O Virgin without equal, most gentle of all creatures, grant that we may live in the
innocence of this day,
blessed by the first visit of the Lord."

Thanks John

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Our Lady of Lourdes..........February 11

"Give me the bread of seeing You
in all things and at all times."
~~ St. Bernadette Soubirous

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Our Lady of the Olives.....February 10

The original of this famous 19th century work was "Quasi Oliva Speciosa in Campis" by Niccolò Barabino. The title is taken from the book of Sirach and translates: "As a fair olive tree in the plains" (Sir 24:19). Our Lady is seated in a garden with the Child Jesus surrounded by olive branches and the Prince of Peace holds a branch.

Read about Our Lady of the Olives HERE.

".....the title "Our Lady of Olives" comes from the Bible and the symbolism of the Olive Tree in the Scriptures. Especially from the book of Sirach which speaks about Wisdom as a "fair olive tree in the field".

Taken from HERE.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sacrament of Confirmation...February 9

Gifts of the Holy Spirit
"The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude,
knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord." (CCC 1831)

"The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity." (CCC 1832)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bear Jesus through Grace..........February 8

Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita. Read about her HERE

O Mary, what joy must have been yours at the news that the Son of God
would be within you!
Let me rejoice too in the knowledge
that I also am called
to bear Jesus within me through grace."

"Mater Amabilis" is Latin for "Lovable Mother." In the Litany of Loreto, it is rendered more freely as "Mother most amiable."

Translation courtesy of John.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

We All Need Your Love..........February 7

"Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love."

Rule of St. Benedict

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Pray For Priests..........February 6

Click on picture to see detail.

The year of the Priest started June 19, 2009 and ends June 19, 2010.
Are you praying for your priests? We need them and they need us.

“Do not be afraid to give your life to Christ! Nothing will ever replace the ministry of priests at the heart of the Church! Nothing will ever replace a Mass for the salvation of the world! Dear young and not so young who are listening to me, do not leave Christ's call unanswered.” — Pope Benedict XVI

"And all men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature."
St. John Chrysostom

Here is the meaning of the Latin words on this card ...

[At the top:]
"A Memorial of the Priestly Life"

[In the center, and below each of the vignettes showing events in the life of a priest, are words taken from a very old devotional work that was once used by clergymen:]
"O Priest, who are you?
"You are not from yourself, because you are from nothing.
"You are not directed toward yourself, because you are a mediator for men.
"You are not wed to yourself, because you are the spouse of the Church.
"You are not your own, because you are the servant of all.
"You are not yourself, because you are 'God' [when playing the role of Jesus in the Sacraments].
"Thus, you are nothing and yet everything."

[The words in Old English font, under the arches at the bottom, are the Latin translation of 1 Cor 4-1:]
"This is how a man should regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God."

Thank You to John for Translating.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pious Reflections........February 5

"We must pray without ceasing,
in every occurrence and employment of our lives -
that prayer which is rather a habit
of lifting up the heart to God
as in a constant communication."

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eucharistic Miracle..........February 4

"This is the living bread
that came down from heaven."
St. Teresa Benedicta

Card from Joy2Day2You
Thanks Janette.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

St. Blase Feast Day.....February 3

"Through the intercession of Saint Blase, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"
(Blessing of Saint Blase)

According to a legend, a mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blase’s command the child was able to cough up the bone. He was beheaded for not sacrifacing to pagan gods

Read about St. Blase HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mary Loves..........February 2

"Mary seeks for those
who approach her devoutly and with reverence,
for such she loves,
and adopts as her children. "

St. Bonaventure

Here is the meaning of the French words on this card:

"Be praised, o most pious Virgin Mary, our gentle and loving Mother."

Monday, February 1, 2010

Making a Toy for Jesus..........February 1

Making a living is important,
but living for the MAKER
is more important.

St Joseph,
be with all fathers,
especially those trying
to make time and toys for their children.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Seek Christ...............January 31

teach me how to live in the light of faith.
Be my constant reminder to seek Christ
and to keep my gaze focused on Him.

Here is the meaning of the French and German words:
"A bloom chosen for the eternal flower-beds."

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Light of the World..........January 30

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

This picture is entitled "Light of the World". It was painted by C. Bosseron Chambers.

I believe the child who modeled for it was the son of a caretaker at a church in Chicago where the artist was visiting.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Angels Round My Bed..........January 29

Four corners to my bed,
Four angels round my head,
One to watch and two to pray,
One to keep all fear away.

picture by:
Margaret W. Tarrant

Thursday, January 28, 2010

St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day...Januaray 28

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. "
Saint Thomas Aquinas

"Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures. "
Saint Thomas Aquinas

"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. "
Saint Thomas Aquinas

To read about St. Thomas Aquinas, click here

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

St. Angela Merici..... January 27

Remember the devil never sleeps,
but seeks our ruin in a thousand ways.

-- St. Angela Merici

To read about St. Angela click here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What Do You Think "Raise the Sail" Means.........January 26

"The winds of grace are always blowing;
But YOU have to raise the sail."

Thank you Victoria Holy Card Heaven for the magnet with the great quote.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Do You See Jesus in the Host?....January 25

The following is written on the back of this holy card, written in 1963.

"Dear ________,
Receive Him as often as possible. In order to receive the necessary graces you must be attentive at Mass. He is

present and wants you because He loves you. Love Him _______ with a full and perfect love. Remember the most perfect love is that which Our Lord is the way, the truth, and the life. God love you. I remain also your friend _________."

I left out the names that are written for privacy reasons.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

St. Francis de Sales....January 24

“The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not 'What a lovely sermon'
but, 'I will do something!'”

St. Francis de Sales

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Why Were You Born?..........January 23

If anyone should ask a truly wise man
why he was born,
he will answer without fear or hesitation,
that he was born
for the purpose of worshiping God.

Here is the meaning of the German words on this card:
"In memory of my first day of school _______ 19__"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mary and Jesus.....January 22

Forget what you have done for your friends,
remember what they have done for you.

Here is the meaning of the French words on the card:

"O Mary, how may I approach the Eucharistic Jesus if you do not permit me to adopt your virtues!?" (words of St. Peter Julian Eymard)

Thanks John.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

St. Agnes Feast Day...January 21

Saint Agnes is often pictured with a lamb for two reasons:
(1) because her name is similar
to the Latin word for lamb, agnus;
(2) because the lamb is young and innocent,
and therefore a symbol of purity.

Patroness of young girls.

To read about St. Agnes click HERE.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

St. Joseph and Children........January 20


Most effective sleeping pill…..Peace of mind The most crippling failure disease…..Excuses
The most powerful force in life…..Love
The most dangerous pariah…..A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer…..The brain
The worst thing to be without…..Hope
The deadliest weapon…..The tongue
The two most power-filled words….."I Can"

Here is the meaning of the upper-case French words on this card:
"St. Joseph, patron saint of Christian children"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Cross...........January 19

Little headaches, little heartaches
Little griefs of every day
Little trials and vexations.
How they throng upon our way.
Yet all life is formed of small things.
Little leaves make up the trees.
Many tiny drops of water blending
Make the mighty seas.
Asking him for grace sufficient
To sustain us through each loss
And to treasure each small suffering
As a splinter from His cross.

Monday, January 18, 2010

He Comes Then I Go..........January 18

Christ comes to visit me in the Holy Eucharist;
I repay the visit
by going to find Him in the poor.


Here is the meaning of the upper-case French words on this card:

"The Eucharist and the Christian Heart"

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Holiness..........January 17

"Remember that holiness is not the way to Christ, but Christ is the way to holiness. "

- James H. Aughey

Here is the meaning of the German words on this card:

"See how much I love you!"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Prayer to Lose.......January 16

We pray to lose our self-centered pride when we pray, "hallowed be thy name."
We pray to lose our self-centeredness when we pray, "thy kingdom come."
We pray to lose our wills when we pray,
"thy will be done."
We pray to lose our self-sufficiency when we pray, "give us our daily bread."
We pray to lose our sins when we pray,
"forgive us our sins."
We pray to lose our grudges and pains when we pray, "as we forgive others."
We pray to lose our temptations when we pray,
"lead us not into temptation."
We pray to lose the evil in our lives when we pray, "deliver us from evil."

Father Dave Ruppert

May we pray the Our Father well today and may that prayer cause us to lose.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Eskimo Mary and Jesus..........January 15

Pray for others and God will take care of you.

Here is the meaning of the Dutch words on this card:

"Our dear Lady of the Eskimos"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

O Come Let Us Adore Him..........January 14

In being before Him in the Blessed Sacrament,

we are as chosen and privileged as the shepherds

who were called to adore Him in Bethlehem.

"You who wish to overcome the fatigues of the pathway, seek from this Bread strength and courage."

Thanks John.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mary with Lamb............January 13

The Blessed Virgin directs to us all the acts that every mother lavishes on her children.
She loves us, watches over us, protects us, and intercedes for us.

Pope John XXIII