Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Antique Religious Postcards Saint Therese and her History.
Have you ever prayed for the soul of a murderer?
She prayed for weeks for the soul and conversion of this man who preformed a triple murder in Paris, France 1887.
It was so grisly it made international news for weeks during the investigation. Her prayers day and night made the news!
I came across this postcard of Saint Therese praying at her bedside. I got very curious because of the illustrations on the postcard. If you look above you can see God and Jesus with a lightening bolt. The next illustration on the right shows the criminal kissing the cross. I had no idea what this was about until I translated the inscription. After doing some research I came across this article from the news in 1887. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=TAN18871022.2.34
The man Pranzini was guillotined , struggling the entire time.