Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for Paul Sweeney, 1892-1964. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Sweeney. 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. Sweeney was a professor of English and founder of the Mermaid Tavern literary club at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio).


(back) In Memory of Rev. Paul J. Sweeney, S.J. Born June 2, 1892 Entered the Society of Jesus September 2, 1912 Ordained June 16, 1926 Died April 18, 1964 May he rest in peace. Prayer. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord, that the soul of Thy servant, Paul, whom Thou hast honored in this life with the sacred functions of the Priesthood, may forever rejoice in the bliss of heaven. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.





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 Paul Sweeney memorial holy card


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