Holy Cards - Twins' Drawer Collection

Just some stuff which we have collected

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony's real name was Fernando Martins de Bulhões. He was born in 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal. He chose monastery life and became a priest in 1219. In 1220 Fernando joined the Franciscans order and changed his given name to Anthony. He died in a monastery near Padua, at the age of 36, due to ergotism he had suffered from.

St. Anthony is the patron saint of many cities, lost things, children, miners, fishermen, married and engaged couples, the poor, pregnant women, missing persons and elderly people.
He is also the patron saint of minor animals, shipwrecks, and harvests.

The feast of St. Anthony was observed on June 13. The Saint's attributes are a book, a lily, a heart, a flame, fish, bread and a donkey.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saint Dymphna

Dymphna was born in the seventh century. She was a daughter of Damon, an Irish king (who was a pagan). Her mother was Christian. Dymphna was baptized in a secret as well. After the death of her mother, Damon was willing to marry Dymphna. The girl fled to Geel in Belgium to escape the marriage. Dymphna, supposedly, was the founder of a hospital in Geel. Since she did not want to come back to Ireland, king Damon had her killed.

The feast day of St Dymphna is on 15th May. She is the patron saint of the emotionally and nervously disturbed, victims of incest, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists. Her attributes are a crown, a sword, a lilly and a lamp.

Friday, May 12, 2017


The Word for today:

 'And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.'
-Galatians 6:9

Friday, February 10, 2017

Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11 in 1858, a little country girl of the name Bernarde-Marie Soubirous experienced the first appearance of Our Lady in the grotto of Lourdes. Later, seventeen more such appearances occurred. They were witnessed by citizens of Lourdes who were resting in the grotto. During one of them, a miraculous water spring appeared in the place as well.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and forever. Amen

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Day of Consecrated Life

February 2 is the day of consecrated life.

God, please help all the clergymen and women to be good people and true spiritual leaders.

The card was given to us on the 25th priesthood anniversary of priest bishop Andrzej Sliwiński (1961-1986).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Christmas Call Keepsake

December/January is the time of the annual Christmas calls paid at parishioners' homes by parish priests.

Here is a keepsake received during such a visit, long time ago, from the rector of our parish church (at that time) - priest Kiedrowski.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
-2 Corinthians 5:17

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Christmas!

'I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh'
-Acts 2:17
'Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved'
-Romans 10:13 

May God bless your home and all the people who dwell in it.

This card was given to me at Christmas time at the end of the 90s.