Our own exquisite Nativity oil painting is reproduced as a Tri-fold Christmas card with a greeting and Blessing on the back panels. Out of the envelope the card opens to view the entire Nativity painting on 3 panels.
GREETING, back panel, right: May you have the Spirit of Christmas which is PEACE - The Joy of Christmas which is HOPE - The Heart of Christmas which is LOVE
BLESSING, back panel, center: May the Angel of Annunciation awaken in you God's profound heartfelt love .... May your dreams lead you to profound reverence as you bow before the Divine born in the stable of every heart ... May Mary guide you in birthing the Holy One in your life and in birthing Love in others. May Joseph engage you in deeper questioning and listening and give you courage to risk the next step. May your life become a Luminous Presence leading others to the place in their hearts and in the world where Christ is always being born anew.
Greeting and Blessing by Pat Bergen, CSJ. The original oil painting (12 ft. x 12 ft) by Sr. Mary Gertude Delude (1888-1993) was painted when she was just 23 years old. (She lived to be 104.) The painting is displayed each Christmas Season in the lobby of the La Grange Center - just outside the Chapel entrance.
This card is beautiful as part of a Nativity display on both tables and mantles. It can be enhanced by surrounding it with greenery and candles. Pkg of 8 cards 5.75" H x 4.5" wide (opening to 13.75"). View close-ups of details by hovering your mouse over the panels. (These are not decisive lines separating the panels on the actual cards.)
The Blessing also appears on the back of the 5" x 3" Prayer Cards (below) sold in pkgs of 25.