Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for Joseph Grimmelsman, 1853-1918. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Grimmelsman. The back of the card contains biographical information and a prayer for the repose of his soul. This card was made by an unknown publisher. Grimmelsman was president of Xavier University, (Cincinnati, Ohio) from 1908-1911.


(front) Rev. Joseph Grimmelsman Of the Society of Jesus Requiescat in Pace (back) "Merciful Jesus, grant him eternal rest." -7 Years and 7 Quarantines Pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Joseph Grimmelsman, S.J. Born March 17, 1853 Entered the Society of Jesus Aug. 9, 1871 Died December 20, 1918 "We have loved him in life, let us not forget him after death." - St. Ambrose. Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine. - 300 days Indulgence. Let Us Pray O God, who among the apostolic priests did honor thy servant Joseph with the sacerdotal dignity, grant, we beseech, thee, that he may also be united to their everlasting society. Through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen. My Jesus, mercy. - 100 days Indulgence. Sweet heart of Jesus. I implore that I may ever love thee more and more. - 300 days Indulgence. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon him! May he rest in peace. Amen.





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.

Digital Publisher

Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Xavier University Archives

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back of Joseph Grimmelsman memorial holy card


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