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Intended for private devotion, this homemade pin cushion encloses a devotional manuscript featuring eight French prayers or mottos in praise of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The object consists of two heart-shaped green velvet covers with gold cloth…
Written mainly in Latin, but with Spanish rubrics (headings) in red ink, this manuscript Formulario contains the prayers and oaths used in the ceremony in which female novices made their profession as nuns and received the monastic vestments that…
Comprised primarily of Latin prayers to the Virgin Mary, this Italian manuscript ends with a transcription of an indulgence that was promulgated by Pope Leo X on February 18, 1516. This indulgence granted remission of sins to those who recited the…
Written in German for an unidentified Catholic woman in 1774, this illuminated prayer book begins with a morning prayer to the Trinity. This is followed by a series of prayers for Mass, Confession, and Communion, and devotions to the Trinity, the…
The title of this German prayer manuscript, intended for the Catholic laity, translates loosely as "the spiritual alarm clock." There are prayers accompanied by illuminations.
The teachings of the Imitatio Christi inspired Christian believers across Europe to model their lives upon that of Jesus Christ. This allegorical woodcut, the unique recorded copy, shows a Dominican monk who aspires to be "crucified" just as Jesus…
The popularity of Books of Hours in Latin encouraged translations into vernacular languages throughout Europe. In Spain, however, the ecclesiastical authorities were especially conservative, and the Index of Prohibited Books published at Valladolid…
This tiny songbook was printed for the use of French pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago. Illustrated throughout with charmingly crude woodcuts, the book contains the texts of numerous chansons. The book also includes various prayers, memorials of…
The exhibited woodcut, decorated with colored paper cutouts and gold foil, depicts the famous statue hovering in the heavens above the eighteenth-century Abbey of Einsiedeln. Such prints presumably were sold at Einsiedeln as souvenirs to pilgrims,…
Produced for the Diocese of Augsburg, this farmers almanac for the year 1783 provided scientific, religious, and zodiacal information for use in rural daily life. This broadside calendar features symbols for moon cycles, woodcuts with activities for…
In this broadside, 111 numbered woodcuts were "hieroglyphically displayed" in order to convey the meaning of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed, and the Lords Prayer. An enumerated table of explanation appears below, in case a young reader…
The Missal contains all of the prayers, hymns, and biblical passages read by the priest during the celebration of the Latin Mass throughout the year. There is musical notation in black ink on red four-line staves and illumination throughout. The…
A Lutheran liturgical book printed by Katharina Gerlach which contains two titles (in translation): "Christian Admonition, to Worship every Sunday before the Sermon and Communion" and "Collects, and Hymns for Baptisms and Weddings."
The saddlebags were used by Reverend Charles Alexander Long (1881–1986) during his forty-one years of ministry as a Methodist evangelist in Brazil.
The spurs were used by Reverend Charles Alexander Long (1881–1986) during his forty-one years of ministry as a Methodist evangelist in Brazil.
An article in the publication, The Missionary Voice that discusses Reverend Long and his missionary work in Brazil
Photograph of Bishop Honda Yoichi (Honda Yoitsu).
Key Memorial register
Register of pastors, members, births, deaths, baptisms, and marriages from 1887 to 1897 for Key Memorial United Methodist Church in Sherman, TX.
Biography book of clergy of the North Texas Conference compiled by secretaries.
The most popular Christian prayer book of the Middle Ages, the Book of Hours was designed for private lay devotion at appointed times of day. Much of the success enjoyed by manuscript Books of Hours was due to their colorful illuminations of scenes…
First editions of the illustrated abridgement of the Bible for children.
Second editions of An Abridgement of the Sacred History of Jesus Christ and His Apostles and An Abridgement of Scripture History Designed for the Amusement and Improvement of Children, printed in 1772 and issued bound together here in a publisher's…
This small work consists of fifteen highly abridged Bible stories, with each two-page chapter comprised of a sketch in prose, a short poem, and a wood-engraved illustration.
The two introductory catechisms for young readers in this illustrated pamphlet published by the American Sunday-School Union are based on catechisms originally prepared for Sunday schools in London.
An anonymous mother imparts religious advice and spiritual reinforcement to her daughter in a series of five formal letters. The volume concludes with expositions on the Apostles' Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer.