Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for William Poland, 1848-1923. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Poland. The back of the card contains biographical information, a quote from the bible, and a prayer for the repose of his soul. The card was made by an unknown publisher. He was professor of humanities, librarian, and founder of the Poland Scholarship Fund at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(front) Fr. William F. Poland, S.J. (back) Father William F. Poland, S.J. Born December 19, 1848 Entered the Society of Jesus, March 18, 1868. Died January 14, 1923. "From henceforth now, saith the Spirit, that they rest from their labors: for their works follow them." -Ap. 14,13. Prayer. O God, by whose favor Thy servant William was raised to the dignity of the Priesthood and thus honored with the Apostolic functions, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be admitted to the eternal fellowship of Thy Apostles in heaven, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. (From the Office of the Dead)





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 William Poland memorial holy card


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