Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for John Festle, 1925-1983. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Festle. The back of the card contains biographical information and a prayer. This card was made by an unknown publisher. He was a professor of classical languages and dean of the College of Milford Novitiate, a college of Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(back) In Memory of Rev. John E. Festle, S.J. Entered into life July 28, 1925 Entered Society of Jesus August 8, 1942 Ordained Priest July 7, 1956 Entered into Eternal Life November 12, 1983 May he rest in Peace. Prayer. Grant, we beseech You, O Lord, that the soul of your servant, John, whom You honored in this life with the sacred functions of the Priesthood, may forever rejoice in the bliss of heaven. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.





Physical Object Format

Black and white card

Item Identifier



XUA-41, Jesuit Memorial Card Collection


The Jesuit Memorial Card Collection is the physical property of Xavier University. U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital resource. The majority of the cards in this collection were published after 1923 and therefore may not be in the public domain. Images, text, or other content downloaded from the collection may be freely used for non-profit educational and research purposes, or any other use falling within the purview of "Fair Use". However, in order to use the digital reproductions for any other reason users must have the express consent of the copyright holder. Contact Xavier University Archives to inquire about permissions to use the digital image.

Digital Publisher

Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Xavier University Archives

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back of John Festle memorial holy card


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