Saturday, 31 March 2007

Chrism Mass Cards

I was really delighted that the "Thank You" prayer cards I had ordered (to be handed out to priests at the Chrism Mass at St. George's Cathedral, Southwark, this Thursday) actually arrived this morning, three days early - four, if you include Sunday!!

In previous years I have printed them out myself (colour printers are so good these days) and then spent a few hours trimming them with a guillotine, and trying not to bleed too heavily over them when inflicting paper cuts on myself...

This year I was determined to try and get them printed professionally. I plumped for the Immaculate Heart of Mary design this year. I'll do something different next time.

I was a little unsure of what to put on the back of the card: that was one of the reasons I'd left things so late, I just couldn't decide on a suitable quote. And then the Holy Father came to my aid: I lifted the following straight out of Sacramentum Caritatis...

5 comments:

MrSmith said...

I love that picture! It's on the front cover of a book I found in an Oxfam shop ages ago and then completely forgot about for several months.

I only remembered that I'd bought it when I was half-way through it.

Oh, the title of the book? The Secret of the Rosary by St Louis de Montfort. Currently my favourite book.

Mac McLernon said...

I simply adore the works of St. Louis de Montfort!

the dúnadan said...

What a wonderful gesture. I can't beleive you ordered someone to hand them out though. Heh heh. Was the bishop shaking all the way to the sanctuary?

Mac McLernon said...

Errr... no, Dúnadan. I "ordered" the cards from a printers... and the Chrism Mass is later this week, so the cards haven't been handed out yet....
;-)

(never mind, I know it's early morning!!)

Mark said...

Gorgeous! If he weren't in the wrong Diocese, I would ask you to send one to a certain Priest...

Sacramentum Caritatis is now well and truly in my revolving book reading scheme. It's something to be read and read again and again.

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