I was thrilled to see the postcard showing the 'banners' (just caught up with it) because only last week I was reading a description of this in a British province source written by one of the Daughters who attended in Rome and I was trying to imagine it.  Here is a description of the artwork for decorating the chapel at Central House in Mill Hill for the Triduum in honour of the beatification in 1920.

'We had bought yards and yards of a lovely white gauze to make banners for the Chapel with gold paper as they are made in France. ...Two very large pictures had to be painted for each side of the Sanctuary.  one represented Saint Louise going up to Heaven with Angels who each bore emblems - for instance one showed the Miraculous Medal, another a palette and paint brush, another the Book of Rules, another the Red Scapular, and the foremost Angel held a scroll with 'Caritas Christi urget nos'.'

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Comment by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 19, 2016 at 4:57pm

Thanks for sharing Susan.  The Daughters of Charity of the old St. Louis province had two monumental paintings done for beatification one of Louise and another of the martyrs of Arras.  When the provincial house was closed the sisters kindly gave them to DePaul University where they are in display in our library.  I have some pictures of them that I will post soon.


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