Posted 3 months ago
I recently received a most remarkable and gorgeous gift from our friend Inky, and have been struggling with posting it. The pieces are fine and small, and I needed to scan them to reveal their glory. However, I have failed at manipulating the scanned pages, and so today I resorted to photographs. While photographing, I fell off the ladder, so no more photos tonight.
This is a glorious tribute of a pious woman in 1920's (and thereabouts) New Zealand. She assembled these devotional aids. I am enchanted by this testimony of her deep faith in God and her devotion to her friends.
These holy cards, Mass cards, and the homemade bookmark with very fine calligraphic flourishes move me deeply. I particularly love the bookmark and the Saint Agnes image, which is superb! (One very seldom sees images on holy cards as fine as this one!) Abiding grace.
I don't know the exact date range for these items, but I do see Masses for the Dead, and other prayer cards with personal notes – marking passages and sacraments. These items were found in a book. I speculate that the woman kept these in her Missal or prayer book. The edges of some of the items look just like those of cards I carry in my Liturgy of the Hours.
I will be tinkering with these images over the next few days....
Heartfelt thanks to good and patient Inky!!! Apologies for the bad images!!! I LOVE THESE!!!