This is a large and rare Enthronement & Consecration Family Certificate antique Victorian religious House Blessing Pledge print. This certificate offers the rare opportunity to personalize this piece by filling in your own family name and date at the bottom of the print. The top half of the print features a beautiful scene of the Holy Family. I've included some interesting information about this print and the ceremony and enthronement pledge below. This is a wonderful antique Victorian piece. The print has some age-appropriate dots here and there, mostly at the bottom. There isn't any spotting on Mary, Joseph, or Jesus. The original wood frame is decorated with applied gesso and retains the original gold finish. The frame is in excellent original condition. This piece has a nice original wood backing, original glass, and old wire hanger. Circa 1880's.
***The Purpose of This Enthronement & Family Consecration Certificate and the Ceremony & Enthronement Pledge that Precedes It:
Our families gain enormous additional graces and blessings at this, the time we need them most, if the installation of His image is accompanied by a formal ceremony, (called enthronement, as a King is installed on a Throne) and by a Consecration of the Family to the love of His Sacred Heart.
These two acts together will:
*stabilize the family,
*sanctify the family,
*create a Catholic atmosphere and spirit of piety in the home,
*bring back the wayward members, and
*help console the members in times of trial and sorrow.
Thus, it makes the home thoroughly Christian. It brings the Devotion into the home where it is most needed and can be most effective. Plan on DOING it for your family's sake! The last step of the ceremony consists of all family members signing the Enthronement Pledge (certificate), first, the father, then the mother, and then the children. It is to be framed and hung near the Enthronement shrine.
The parents now give the children the parental blessing. The children kneel before the parents. First the father, then the mother, make the Sign of the Cross on the forehead of each child saying: "I bless you, my child, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." The child answers: "Amen."
The Act of Consecration should be repeated often throughout the year.
Frame Measurements: Height - 24 ½" Width - 18 ½"
Enthronement Consecration Family Certificate Antique Religious House Blessing Print with Holy Family Scene
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