This design, done by a sisters, is an iconographic drawing of St. Barbara, the Great Martyr and beloved patron of many women and many churches.
There are a number of versions of her story, which date her to around the third century. The most common elements of the story describe her as a very beautiful woman, leading her jealous father to shut her up in a tower to keep her from suitors. She had learned of the Faith, and had three windows put in the tower to remind her of the Trinity. When her father discovered that she was a Christian, he put her to death himself.
The reverse of her card reads: "Great Martyr Barbara, as you died for your faith in Christ, pray for us that we also may find our strength and hope in the Cross."
Available as Note Folders, with saying on the inside of the front cover, in dozens and half-dozens.
4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
>or as Bookmarks with the saying on the reverse.
3 1/8" X 4 1/8"
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