St. Sebastian was a strong and courageous high ranking Roman guard of emperors Maximian and Diocletian. Secretly Christian, Sebastian managed to convert fellow guardsmen as well as give aid to imprisoned Christians. When his religious affiliation and actions were discovered he was cruelly punished by being taken outside the city and used as target practice for the soldiers. Fear not, amazingly that did not kill him. Left for dead a Christian woman found him and took him in. Once Sebastian recovered he went back to a very surprised Diocletian and gave him a tongue lashing. Second time around did not go as well for Sebastian and his body was offensively dumped into a sewer. Not having a proper burial was quite a big deal back at the time, however his body was recovered and laid to rest in the catacombs. Sebastian is the only saint who can tout being martyred twice.
Sebastian is the patron saint of soldiers, athletes, plagues and Rio de Janeiro.
Feast day - January 20th
My original illustration, drawn first in pen and digitally colored, printed on 80 lb. stock and your choice to be mailed as is or for an additional cost finished with a nice heavy lamination. All cards are trimmed by hand (typically mine or one of my two dogs) making them truly a non mass produced item that is unique and created with care.
Card size is 2.5 x 4.5 inches.
Prayer cards are nice little reminders to take small moments out of our hectic days for reflection. Perfect to use as a bookmark, stick in a mirror, or anywhere eyes will happen upon it, and a great little thoughtful item to tuck into a card for a wee gift to mail.
All cards can be personalized on the reverse to celebrate confirmations, baptisms, first communions, church groups, weddings or anniversaries. Minimum order of 12. There is a $20 design fee and will need a 2 or 3 week turnaround time. Please inquire for more information.
Need more than 15 of the same card? Please send me a message to receive a 10% volume discount.
Interested in an 8 x 10 art print? Find full illustration here https://www.etsy.com/listing/700228979/saint-sebastian-art-print-8-x-10?ref=shop_home_active_1
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~Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest things right, and doing all for love.~ St. Therese of Lisieux
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Common Sense Disclaimer - Please, please remember when buying a rosary that they are not intended to be handled by children. Due to the small parts used in construction, never give to a baby or small child. In addition, I always do my best to try to use lead free materials. However, in using vintage beads and findings there is a possibility that they could contain trace amounts of lead. In purchasing any of my items you are acknowledging this disclaimer.
Jul 19, 2021
Excellent purchase. Wonderful piece of devotional art. Thank you so very much.
Nov 5, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Such a beautiful and inspirational prayer card—really love the original artwork—modern yet still very “saintly”—received very quickly as well—I couldn’t be happier, and would definitely buy again—thanks so much!
May 18, 2019
Thanks very much for pairing the St. Sebastian military prayer with this beautiful card. ☺️❤️
Feb 10, 2019
My husband loved the card for a small birthday gift! The envelope it came in was beautiful and we also received some other little gifts in the envelope, which were much appreciated! I was surprised at how sturdy and vibrant the card is - it will definitely last him for a long time. It's a great size - the prayer is very easy to read on the back. Definitely 5 stars!