Pious postcards

Series of pious images made with fine felt on postcard.

• Saint Anthony of Padua (Sanctus Antonius Patavinus). Born in 1191, monk, he is recognized as the patron saint of Portugal, sailors, shipwrecked and prisoners, the poor, the elderly, the oppressed, pregnant women, the hungry, horsemen, … He is traditionally invoked to find lost or forgotten things.

• Saint Benedict the African (Sanctus Benedictus Africae). A freed slave from Sicily, born in 1526, he took orders and was canonized in 1807. He was the patron saint of the city of Palermo, and received special adoration on the American continent.

• Saint Faustina Kowalska (Sancta Faustina Kowalska). Born in 1905 in Poland, nun of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy, great mystic, she was canonized in 2000 (ie only 62 years after her death, which is very short). She is known for her writings on Divine Mercy (greatest attribute of God according to Christian theology) and for the realization of the Painting of the King of Divine Mercy, which we find today in medals, images of devotion, etc.

• Saint Augustine (Sanctus Augustinus). Born in 354 in present-day Algeria, he belongs to the wealthy class of the Romans. During his life, he became a Christian theologian and philosopher, and was recognized as a Doctor of the Church in 1298. Considered the patron saint of brewers, printers and theologians, he is also recognized and celebrated by the Orthodox Church.

• Saint Francis of Assisi (Sanctus Franciscus Assisiensis). Born around 1181, a monk, he is the founder of a monastic order advocating prayer, joy, and love for divine Creation to do evangelization work. It is for this reason that he is recognized as the patron saint of ecology and animals, but also of interreligious dialogue.

• Saint Romain de Blaye (Sanctus Romanus Blaviae). Died around 380, Gallo-Roman priest, evangelizer of the Bordeaux region, he is recognized as one of the patron saints of boatmen. He is also the patron saint of my parish.

• Saint Éléonore de Provence (Sanctus Alienora Provinciae). Born in Provence (around 1223) she became Queen of England but is considered blessed (and not holy, despite her current name) because of her great piety.

• The Holy Family: Jesus of Nazareth Mary and Joseph.

• Saint Olive (Sancta Oliva Brixia). Saint of the 2nd century, martyr, died in Brescia (Lombardy, Italy) where her relics are located.

• Saint Thierry, founder of the Abbey of Mont d’Hor (near Reims), is known to have cured the sick.

• Saint Mary, whom I represented here with her Sacred Heart, symbol of her mercy and of her Faith and of the acceptance of the destiny of Jesus.

• Saint Antoninus of Florence, a great friend of Fra Angelico, is known for his charity, his sense of the law and his writings on morality.

• Saint Adrian of Nicomedia, Roman officer and persecutors of Christians, ends up converting in front of the courage which they show, before dying himself martyr.