A Christmas Prayer for All (box of 18)

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From The Printery House
at Conception Abbey
(box of 18)

Features Madonna and Child (circa 1650) by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1609-85) and the text "A Christmas Prayer".

Inside text: (Prayer written by a monk of Conception Abbey)
"God of mercy and love, please hear our prayer. We gratefully rejoice in the gift of your Son, Jesus in our Christmas feast. We welcome the Sun of Justice and the Light of the World. May Jesus enlighten our weary world and brighten the hearts of all with a new hope of justice and peace. We pray for this through Christ our Lord. Amen."
May the fullness of God's love and the wonder of all that is Christmas light our hearts with peace and bless our world with joy. Merry Christmas

Bible verse: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors! -- Luke 2:14

18 cards with envelopes; 5" x 7"

Conception Abbey: Conception, Missouri

Conception Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. The monastery was founded by the Swiss Engelberg Abbey in 1873 in northwest Missouri. At present the community is home to over sixty monks who celebrate the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours daily and are involved in a variety of ministries and industries. The monks provide pastoral care in parishes, hospitals, religious houses and schools. As administrators and members of the faculty of Conception Seminary College, they provide training to young men considering a priestly vocation. And through the Abbey Guest Center, they welcome guests to the abbey and offer a wide array of retreats, tours and youth programs. The monks tend the abbey grounds, care for farmland and orchards, and run The Printery House, which includes an inventory of more than 1,000 products, including greeting cards, icons, statues and other religious articles.

1908 postcard of Conception Abbey