Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card of John Sherry, 1902-1979. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Sherry. The back of the card contains biographical information and a prayer for the repose of his soul. The card was made by an unknown publisher. Sherry was an assistant to the rector of the Jesuit community at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(back) In Memory of Bro. John A. Sherry, S.J. Xavier University, Cincinnati Born: September 7, 1902 Entered the Society of Jesus: March 6, 1932 Died: July 13, 1979 at Colombiere Infirmary May he rest in peace. Prayer. Receive, O Lord, all my liberty. Take my memory, my understanding, and my entire will. Whatsoever I have or hold You have given me; I give it all back to You and surrender it wholly to be governed by Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.





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 Sherry memorial card


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