Jesuit Memorial Holy Cards


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Funeral prayer card for Albert Dierckes, 1859-1914. The front of the card contains a photograph of Father Dierckes, biographical information, and a quote from the Bible The back of the card contains a prayer for the repose of his soul and a quote from the Bible. This card was made by an unknown publisher. Dierckes was president of Xavier University, (Cincinnati, Ohio) from 1901-1908.


(front) Father Albert A. Dierckes, S.J. Born March 1, 1859 Entered the Society of Jesus, July 23, 1878. Ordained July 30, 1892. Died October 8, 1914. Semper Paratus. "Paratus sum et non sum turbatus." "I am ready, and am not troubled." - Ps. cxviii. 60. (back) Let us Pray. O God, who amongst Thy Apostolic priests hast raised up Thy servant Albert, to the dignity of a priest, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may also be admitted in heaven to their everlasting fellowship, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. Jesus, Mary, Joseph, assistance in my last agony. - 300 days indulgence. "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." - Matth. xxv. 23





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 Albert Dierckes memorial holy card


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