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Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prayer card collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-031
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.

Dates

  • 1923-1976

Creator

General Physical Description note

1 boxes

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 Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (4 folders in Small Collections box 4)

Abstract:

Collection of prayer cards printed and distributed by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, Missouri during the twentieth century.

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.

Statement of Arrangement

The prayer cards in this collection are arranged in chronological order.

Location:

U.S. Catholic Special Collections, 302 Roesch Library

Related Material

There are several books published by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in the general U.S. Catholic Special Collection. These include: Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Declarations and Constitutions. Clyde, Mo.: The Congregation, 1938. BX4280 .B46 1938 Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Constitutions and Directory of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. 1956, 1982, 1985, 1997. BX4280 .A3 The Christmas Season of the Monastic Breviary: According to the Holy Rule of Our Most Holy Father Benedict. Clyde, Mo., 1940. BX1999 .A4 B4 1940 Dowling, Dolores. In Your Midst: the Story of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. 1988. BX4280 .D85 1988 100 Years For You: the Story of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. St. Louis, Mo.: Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 1974. BX4280 .O64 1974 Romero, Mary Jane. Praying in the Spirit of Saint Gertrude. Clyde, Mo.: Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, 1987. BX4280 .R65 1987 The Treasures of the Mass: a Devotional Explanation of the Prayer, Ceremonies and Mysteries of the Holy Sacrifice. Clyde, Mo.: Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration, 1946. BX2230 .T74 1954 Way of the Cross: or the Fourteen Stations. Clyde, Mo.: Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration, 1940. BX2040 .W39 1940 In addition, over 1700 volumes were donated to the U.S. Catholic Special Collection by the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration when one of their monasteries was closed. These items can be found by searching the Roesch Library catalog for the subject heading "Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration--Books and reading."

General Physical Description note

1 boxes
Title
Finding aid for the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration prayer card collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Colleen Mahoney
Date
2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Roesch Library Repository

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