Catholic prayer cards, or sacraments, are small, hand-held, illustrated cards depicting a saint’s image on one side and the folk prayers on the other. Holy cards, or prayer cards, are distributed to aid in the veneration of saints and the images they bear. In Christian tradition, holy cards or prayer cards are small, devotional pictures intended for the use of the faithful, which typically portray a religious scene or saint in a roughly play-card-sized picture.
Typically, Catholic funeral prayer cards feature a religious image on one side, while a smaller photo of the deceased, their names, birthdates, and death dates are displayed on the other. Special prayer cards are printed for Catholics and distributed by the deceased’s family at the funeral, which contains the name of the deceased, and often their birth and death dates. The holy cards feature a religious image with a favorite quote or prayer and are used to remember special moments, such as first communion, confirmation, or even family gatherings. Check out our current listings for saints and prayers on these laminated holy cards: Lovely cards featuring images of your favorite saints, as well as scenes and prayers on the back.
We have our Catholic Holy Cards on six (6) continents now, with nearly 800+ different designs, and well over 4 Million cards in stock on our shelves. Two wonderful friends are pleased to offer an entire line of Catholic prayer resources and materials. Our Catholic prayer card/holy card ministry came into being through serendipity (better known as God’s loving providence). During the Cold War, both Catholics and Protestants helped to promote holy cards, or prayer cards, presenting a unified front against the threat of Godless communism.