Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prayer card collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of twenty-two prayer cards printed and distributed by the Clyde Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Older cards in the collection are undated, but approximate dates of publication can be determined because the name of the current bishop was included as the imprimateur of the cards. Cards produced between 1962 and 1976 have the date of publication printed on them. Themes of these prayer cards include the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Benedict, St. Lucy, St. Odelia, Christmas, and the holy Eucharist. All of the prayer cards contain a written prayer; some also have artwork.
- Creation: 1923-1976
- Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (Publisher, Organization)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Special Collections reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
History of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
The congregation of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration was established in 1874 when a group of five nuns from the Maria-Rickenbach Monastery in Switzerland came to Clyde, Missouri. Concerned about political instability in Europe, the nuns followed the example set by Benedictine monks from a nearby monastery that traveled to America to found Conception Abbey, also in Missouri. The Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde remains the motherhouse for the order. Today, the order also has monasteries in Tucson, Arizona and Dayton, Wyoming. Formerly the order also ran monasteries in San Diego, California (closed in the 1980s) and Sand Springs, Oklahoma (closed in 2008). The Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration follow the Rule of St. Benedict, and are a contemplative order. They practice perpetual (or constant) Eucharistic adoration in the chapels at all of their monasteries. The order supports itself through the production and sale of holy cards, vestments, and communion hosts.
0.125 Linear Feet (4 folders in Small Collections box 4)
Language of Materials
Collection of prayer cards printed and distributed by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri during the twentieth century.
Statement of Arrangement
The prayer cards in this collection are arranged in chronological order.
U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library
General Physical Description note
- Finding aid for the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prayer card collection
- Finding aid prepared by Colleen Mahoney
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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