Product Info

Officially Licensed Vatican Observatory Prayer Cards

by Tracy Fetters | May 24, 2016

Messenger is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor for officially licensed Vatican Observatory Foundation™ Prayer Cards. These beautiful memorial cards feature iconic Catholic imagery with Renaissance-era style. Each individual prayer card prominently displays the Vatican Observatory Foundation™ logo and a percentage of all proceeds go to support the Vatican Observatory Foundation™.

The mission of the Vatican Observatory Foundation™

The Vatican Observatory Foundation is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world.  During the course of its more than 400-year history, the Vatican Observatory Foundation studies have focused on understanding the universe through scientific research, recognizing the similarities between scientific discoveries and the faith of the Church, and educating young astronomers.

The Observatory formed after Pope Gregory XIII called on the Church’s astronomers and mathematicians in 1582 to reform the calendar used in the 16th century.  In 1935, the Observatory domes were moved from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to Castel Gandolfo in the Alban Hills. Then in 1981, the Vatican Observatory Foundation founded a second research center in Tucson, Arizona.

Additional Resources:

Copyright © 2011 Eternal Image, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks and logos used with permission by their respective Licensors.

Leave a comment