Product DescriptionThis unique holy card features Our Lady of Romanus also known as Salus Populi Romani or Protectoress and Health of the Roman People. The holy card features a Byzantine icon image of Mary holding the Christ Child who is said to be holding a Gospel book. The back of the holy card has a prayer which reads "We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God. Listen to our prayers and Help us in our needs. Save us from every danger, Glorious and Blessed Virgin. Amen." A note on the card tells you that the prayer is the oldest prayer known to the Blessed Virgin Mary and was found written on papyrus in the 3rd century.
The image came to the Vatican in 590 A.D. and was restored by the Vatican Museum in 2018. It image hangs in the Basilica of St. Mary. The holy card bearing a copy of the original image measures 4-1/2 by 2-1/2 inches so is easy to keep in a book or bible where you can have the opportunity to say this old, venerable prayer at your fingertips. You will appreciate this holy card for the lovely Byzantine icon artwork and the simple but reverential prayer.
Our Lady of Romanus Holy Card Paper 4-1/2x 2-1/2IN