These laminated cards offer the best Catholic imagery in the marketplace today. Cards feature a distinctive design with gold foil stamping on the front and a prayer on the back with crystal clear laminating for durability. The prayer on the backside is A Prayer to Saint Stephen.
Item No.: AM-800-543
- Patron Saint of Deacons, Headaches, Horses, Coffin Makers, and Masons.
- Image of St. Stephen in a Laminated Holy Card
- Laminated Cardstock: 2.675" x 4.375" H
- 25 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism:
Saint Stephen was one of the first ordained deacons of the Church. He was also the first Christian martyr. The Greek word from which we derive the English word martyr literally means witness. In that sense, every Christian is called to bear witness to Jesus Christ, in both their words and their actions. Not all are asked to shed their blood.
Those who do shed their blood for the faith are the greatest of witnesses. They have been especially honored since the very beginning of Christianity. Stephen was so conformed to Jesus in his holy life that his martyrdom was both a natural and supernatural sign of his love for the Lord. It also inspired the early believers as they faced the first round of brutal persecution.
His behavior, even forgiving those who were taking his life while he was being stoned to death, was a beautiful reflection of how conformed he truly was to the Lord Jesus Christ. It is recorded in Chapter 7 of the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 7:54-60), which immediately follows the Gospels in the New Testament.