Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for John Benson, 1896-1967. The front of the card has a photograph of Father Benson. 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. He served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio) and as president of St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(Front) 1896/1916/29/67 (Back) In Memory of Rev. John J. Benson, S.J. Born December 5, 1896 Entered the Society of Jesus August 8, 1916 Ordained June 26, 1929 Died August 25, 1967 Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant, John, 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.





Physical Object Format

Black and white card

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XUA-41, Jesuit Memorial Card Collection


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Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). Xavier University Archives

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back of John Benson memorial holy card


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