Size (in inches): 5.5 x 8 (A-8)
Front Text: (design only)
Inside Text: Inside left: O Gracious God of Love, For generations you kept Your covenant of redemption. Prophets, psalmists, seers and sages, All longed to see that promise, Made visible in the birth of your beloved Son. Open our hearts to the presence of Emmanuel and help us to share Christ with the world. Amen. Inside right: Celebrating with you the blessings of Christmas… the joy of the promise, the hope of ages past, and the love of Christ. A Blessed Christmas and New Year of Happiness
Bible Verse: Isaiah 7:14 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition)
…the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
Exqusite mural painting detail of the Vision of the Virgin from Conception Abbey's Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
Mary holds Jesus before us and both are adorned is shining gold. The borders are trimmed with emobssed gold foil.
The inside features a Christmas prayer by Br. Michael Marcotte, O.S.B. and the complete image of the mural from the church.
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Cover Image: Beuronese Mural, The Vision of Isaiah with David and the Virgin, painted by the monks of Conception Abbey in December 1895, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Missouri.
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