Saint John of Cologne Died 1572. Feast Day: July 9.
John was a Dominican priest who could not wear his habit because of the persecution against the church. He was caught smuggling communion to Catholic prisoners in Gorkum, Netherlands. He wears the rope he was hung with, while holding martyrs’ palms. The monstrance with the host glows near him. The shield of his order is at the bottom of the card.
The above saints have been excerpted from the book “Holy Cards” by Barbara Calamari and Sandra DiPasqua. All images are from the collection of Father Eugene Carrella.