Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for Francis J. (Francis James) Finn, 1859-1928. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Finn and biographical information. The back of the card contains a prayer for the repose of his soul and a prayer from St. Ignatius. This card was made by an unknown publisher. Finn was an associate pastor of St. Xavier Church (Cincinnati, Ohio), a member of the board of trustees at Xavier University, (Cincinnati, Ohio), and the author of many books for adolescents.


(back) Prayer. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant, Francis, whom Thou hast honored in this life with the sacred functions of the Priesthood, may forever rejoice in the bliss of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. "Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and whole will. Thou hast given me all that I am, and all that I posses. I surrender it all to Thee, that Thou mayest dispose of it according to Thy will. Give me only Thy love and Thy grace: with these I will be rich enough, and will have no more to desire." - St. Ignatius





Physical Object Format

Black and white card

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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.

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Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Xavier University Archives

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back of Francis J. (Francis James) Finn memorial holy card


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