This touching depiction of the Child Jesus Holy Card makes this prayer card a meaningful addition for almost any event or occasion. Each sheet has 8 perforated cards. There are 100 sheets to a package. These sheets can be run through a laser printer for personalization. A template is available on request from Creator Mundi.
A Prayer Card, Mass Card or Holy Card for Many Uses
Holy cards bear a religious image. Our sheets come blank on the back for your own prayers, favorite verses, or to commemorate special moments such as a First Communion, Confirmation, Ordination, or family reunion. Prayer cards are often distributed at funerals with a favorite prayer or with the name of the deceased. They are used in Sunday schools, religious education classes, and as a way to acknowledge an event on a large scale. Some parishes distribute a prayer card on Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter and to celebrate anniversaries or other church and school events.
Madonna delle Ombre (Madonna of the Shadows)
The Christ Child is a detail enlargment from the Madonna delle Ombre, (Madonna of the Shadows), a fresco with tempera additions by Blessed Fra Angelico in the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy. The work measures 195 x 273 cm and is of uncertain dating, sometime between 1440 and 1450. This is an experimental work, which owes its name to the effects of light and shadow, studied starting from an unseen source of light to the left.
Fra Angelico – the “Angelic Friar”
Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro; c. 1395-1455) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, described as possessing “a rare and perfect talent”. He earned his reputation primarily for the series of frescoes he made for his own friary, San Marco, in Florence. He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John of Fiesole) and Fra Giovanni Angelico (Angelic Brother John). In modern Italian he is called Beato Angelico (Blessed Angelic One); the common English name Fra Angelico means the “Angelic friar”. In 1982, Saint Pope John Paul II proclaimed his beatification in recognition of the holiness of his life, thereby making him officially a “Blessed” (Latin: Beatus; Italian: beato). In his Lives of the Artists Giorgio Vasari wrote of Fra Angelico that “it is impossible to bestow too much praise on this holy father, who was so humble and modest in all that he did and said and whose pictures were painted with such facility and piety.”