Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Catholic Church; Prayer; Ephemera; Holy cards; Memorial works


Golden jubilee card for John McGrail. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father McGrail. The back of the card contains a bible verse. This card was made by an unknown publisher. McGrail was professor of classical languages and dean of the Milford Novitiate College at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(back) I thank my God for you every time I think of you. And every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now. I am sure that God who began this good work in you will carry it on until it is finished. You are always in my heart! And so it is only right for me to feel as I do about you. Phil. 1:3-7. John A Grail, S.J. Golden Jubilee 1928-1978.





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 McGrail golden jubilee card


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