A lovely small vintage devotional gold tone brass ( will not attract a magnet ) label tac pin featuring a screw back with original backing . Featuring a portrait and it measuring about 5 /16" in diameter. Embossed HNS = (Holy Name Society) and the back states Pat 0029 Renewed 1936 and I cannot make the other lettering out. In good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
Note : The Society of the Holy Name = A Roman Catholic confraternity of the laity and is one of several which are under the care of the Dominican Order which was open to all Catholic adults. The primary object of the society is to beget reverence for the Holy Name of God and Jesus Christ; it is also dedicated to making reparations, in particular, for blasphemy, perjury and immorality .
This pin features the symbol of a human head which is surmounting by a rayed halo, with a small Latin cross before his mouth. The motto of the Society is "Hallowed be Thy Name. The letters "HNS," referring to the initials of the Society.
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1936 HLN Holy Name Society Religious Tac Pin Lapel Pin