Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just Released: "Ornament" Latin Requiem Mass Altar Cards

Hello everyone. We have just wrapped up designing our new "Ornament" set of Latin Requiem Mass Altar Cards. We think that they have turned out great and have the best of both "worlds."

Ornament features beautifully elaborate artwork of early 20th century altar cards and crisp, easy to read type afforded by modern typesetting techniques. This "best of both worlds" scenario has resulted in a set of altar cards that we believe will be quite practical as well as beautiful.

To see the complete details about Ornament or to place an order, please visit us online at our regular business website, Myriad Creative Concepts. We have many, many designs and varieties for you to choose from as well as the various other cards necessary to celebrate Mass with.

Take care and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Travel Altar Cards

Hello everyone. I just wanted to remind everyone that we have designed some very good Travel Altar Cards in both Latin and English. Pictured on the left is our "Vintage Diamond" set of Latin Low Mass Altar Cards. This set is not only very attractive, but, it is very practical too. The type is easy to read and all of the prayers are there and in the right places. A set of these are currently in use in Iraq by a military chaplain. They only measure 10 inches high and each set is laminated for durability.

For Latin Requiem Travel Masses, we have designed "Silver Black Requiem."

For English Travel Masses, we have designed a set for Low Mass and a set for Requiem Mass according to the 1958 Knott English Missal texts.

All of these designs are very practical and easy to read. If you would like more information about these travel altar cards, simply click on the links above. Or, visit us online at our business website, Myriad Creative Concepts, where we have many, many designs for you to choose from.

English Sacristy Prayers Recently Released

Hello everyone. I would just like to let you know that we have recently designed and released for sale three new cards for Masses said in the Old Roman Catholic Church. These three cards are: "Sacristy Prayers," "Prayers For Special Intentions," and a very special card that we have titled, "Priest Of God."

Without mentioning him by name, I would like to express my deep gratitude to my dear priest friend who provided me with the texts to typeset and release for sale the prayers for each of these cards so that other priests can benefit from having them too.

All three new Mass cards are designed to complement one another. They have similar graphics, type, and measure 8.5 x 11 inches. All three are available as prints or laminated.

If you are interested, merely click the links above to review their respective details. As always, if there is something that you would like to have designed, just let me know. I will try to fix you up with what you need if at all possible.

Take care and thanks for visiting!

Update, January 2011: We were recently asked to design cards for the Roman Catholic Sacristy and now have a total of nine available to you. Visit the English Cards page on our website for complete details.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"The Best Kept Secret In North America"

Hello everyone. I received a great compliment yesterday from a priest who recently discovered my business website, Myriad Creative Concepts. He apparently did a Google search looking for Latin Mass altar cards and ran across Myriad. He placed an order for a set of Latin "Vintage Diamond" Low Mass altar cards and received them the other day.

He phoned me yesterday asking about Latin "Benediction" prayer cards and I fixed him right up. Then, he told me that he thinks that Myriad Creative Concepts is "the best kept secret in North America."

That compliment really made my day. No, it made my week!

Just had to share that bit of good news. Take care everyone.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Latin High Mass Incensing Prayers Card Just Released

Hello everyone. I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving. Well, we had another idea for a new altar card that will make life a little easier for priests celebrating the Latin High Mass with incense. This new card, pictured to the left, measures 5 x 7 inches and contains those special extra Incensing Prayers said in a High Mass. Now, a priest with a set of Low Mass altar cards can also celebrate High Masses with this new card available for reference.

This Latin Mass Incensing Prayers card has easy to read, 12 point type and the same beautiful vintage graphics found on our "Roman Pillars" Latin High Mass Altar Cards. It is available as a print or laminated. Since it measures 5 x 7, it can be easily framed with an off-the-shelf size of frame.

To view this new, unique altar card, visit us online at our regular business website, Myriad Creative Concepts. We have designed a wide variety of Latin and English altar cards and related companion prayers cards for you to choose from.

That's it for now. Take care and thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Anglo Catholic English Altar Cards, "Jasmine," Just Released!

Hello everyone. Here is "Jasmine," our brand new, second set of beautiful, easy to read Anglo Catholic English Altar Cards. Jasmine is not only attractive, but is also very practical. The type is 12 points on the center card and 18 points on the side cards. This Jasmine design incorporates classic neo-gothic American art of the 20th century. Each set includes one center card that measures 12 x 18 inches and two side cards measuring 12 x 8 inches.

Like our "Tapestry1" set, "Jasmine" includes the Libera nos prayer. If you are looking for a really nice set of Anglo-Catholic Altar Cards based on the texts of the American Missal, this would be a very nice choice. Just visit us online at our regular business website, Myriad Creative Concepts, to review our many Latin and English Altar Cards, and to place an order. We are always available to answer any questions that you may have.

Thanks for visiting. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Anglo Catholic Altar Cards NEW!

Hello everyone. We are excited to announce the release of our brand new English Anglo Catholic Altar Cards, "Tapestry1." This is our very first design for Anglo Catholics, prompted by a recent call from a priest requesting them. He asked us to include the Libera nos prayer on them because it is so hard to find altar cards with the Lord's Prayer included. So, presto, here is our first venture in the design of Anglo Catholic altar cards. Thank you, Father "X," for your many suggestions and advice.

"Tapestry1" consists of three altar cards: one 12 x 18 inches and two 12 x 8 inches. It features beautiful tapestry-like graphics around the edges and a crucifix icon image. on the center card. Like our many other cards, you can choose from framed, unframed, or laminated choices. We ship just about anywhere around the world. For a complete description of these new Anglo Catholic altar cards, please visit us online at our regular business website, Myriad Creative Concepts. We specialize in the graphic design of Latin and English Altar Cards and have a wide selection for you to choose from.

Let us know what you think of this new design. The graphics are unlike any that we have previously created. It would be great to hear your comments.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Free Christmas Postcards & Bookmark

Hello everyone. With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to do a little something for you, my visitors and customers. So, I decided to whip up a couple of nice, free Christmas postcards and a bookmark for you to download and print out.

The free postcards measure roughly 4 x 6 inches and would be best printed out on cardstock. The files are multi-paged so even though the other side of the card is not pictured, it is included in both designs.

The one pictured here is one that I spotted in Wikimedia's public domain pictures. The other postcard features a priest with his two servers getting ready to celebrate a Latin Mass. It isn't every day that a person can find Latin Mass Christmas cards, so, feel free to download and print out as many as you like. Let me know how they work out for you.

Lastly, I whipped up a little free bookmark for you to download and print out. It measures 1.5 x 10 inches. It would best be printed on cardstock too.

Visit this page on our business website to view and consider downloading the above free Christmas postcards and bookmark.

These are not much, I must admit, but at least it is a token of appreciation. Please accept them with my thanks and good wishes.

Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ecclesiastical Latin -

Hello everyone. Today, I'd like to introduce you to, a very important apostolate website that recently came to my attention. Church Latin, led by Derek Bonnel, is an ambitious effort dedicated to the learning, study, and promotion of Ecclesiastical Latin via books and resources.

Maximus Scriptorius Publications is the publishing arm of To quote Derek, "There exists a wealth of learning resources and reference materials for Classical Latin, but few for Ecclesiastical Latin. That is not to say that one cannot use materials created for the learning of Classical Latin for Ecclesiastical Latin, given that one knows the difference between the two. It is our intent to fill this "void in the market," so to speak."

In addition to its publishing company, also offers free PDF downloads, rare used books, and links to other important resources, like Romanitas Press, and a brand new informative blog called "Deus Familia Labora."

Mr. Bonnel is just getting warmed up folks. Derek has a great thing going here and is passionate about his love of tradition and all things about Ecclesiastical Latin. Visit his site today. Take a look at some of his Maximus Scriptorius publications. Chances are you will be just as impressed as I am.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sacrament Of Penance Prayers Card Just Released

Hello everyone. Recently, we were asked to design a new prayer card for Roman Catholic priests hearing confessions. As a result, we have just released for sale our new "Sacrament Of Penance" prayer card.

Letter size, this new card contains the texts as found in traditional Benzinger Brothers printed materials in both Latin and English. The prayers have been carefully typeset for accuracy. The Latin words include the nuances of diacritical marks which are especially useful for younger priests learning the Latin language.

To review this new "Sacrament Of Penance" prayers card, visit our business website at Myriad Creative Concepts. We have also designed and offer for sale a wide variety of Latin and English Altar Cards and the other prayer cards necessary to say Mass.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Server's Mass Response Card

Hello everyone. Recently, a customer phoned me and as we were discussing his order, he recommended that I consider designing a Roman Catholic Latin Mass Server's Mass Response Card. I told him that I probably should do that but there is already a very good one available from Romanitas Press. So, there is no need for me to design one too.

Louis Tofari, the founder of Romanitas, designs some very good materials for the Latin Mass. His Server's Mass Response Card is of the highest quality and is reasonably priced. So, if any of you need Server Mass Response Cards, please visit Romanitas Press and check theirs out.

While browsing their website, be sure to check out the other fine works that Louis offers. You may just find something else that you like too.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blog: Anglican Renewal

Hello everyone. Today I discovered a very informative blog called, "Anglican Renewal." written by Father Daniel Squires. Father Dan describes himself thusly: "I am a Traditional Anglican priest affiliated with the Anglican Church in America. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and am a member of the A.C.A.’s Diocese of the West."

If you would like some very good reading that will inspire you and really make you think, then please take a look at "Anglican Renewal." You will surely enjoy it and visit often.

Take care and be sure to get out and enjoy this beautiful summer weather. Fall is just around the corner, you know.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

St Francis Peace Prayer In Latin

Hello everyone. We have just finished designing our new prayer print, "St Francis Peace Prayer in Latin." So, now, this print is available in both Latin and English on our website, Myriad Creative Concepts.

We contracted a very good Latin translation service to do the translating. The Latin Translator, headed by a gentleman named, Quintus, translated the text in less than 24 hours and gave us a free .mp3 recitation of the prayer in Latin. Visit our website, noted above, if you would like to hear Quintus reciting the Peace Prayer in Latin.

If you have a favorite prayer that you would like to have typeset with graphics, send us an email of your wishes. For a modest design fee, we may be able to fix you right up.

As always, thanks for visiting us here on our blog. Take care and be sure to stop in and listen to St Francis' Peace Prayer on our website when you have some free time.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Alteret Kort, Altarkarten, Alttari kortit, Cartes d'autel, Oltár Kartotékok, Altare Cards, Altaar Kaarten, Alteret Kort, Karty Oltarza, Cartões Altar

"Tarjetas de Altar, Altaret Kort ..."

Hello everyone. If you are wondering about the title of this post and the many languages it contains, well, there is a good explanation for it believe it or not!

All of the words in the title above translate to two words: "Altar Cards." We would like to let everyone who speaks these various languages to know that we have designed several beautiful and easy to read Latin and English Altar Cards, offer them for sale on our own website, and ship all around the world. If you need Mass materials typeset into your native language, contact us and we will see what we can do for you.

Sometimes, when I am working on a new graphic design for a set of altar cards, I wonder what those of you in other cultures would like to have.

So, whether you live in Quebec or Poland, Ireland or Brazil, Norway or Portugal - send me an email sometime to let me know what you and your countrymen would like to see in your churches and on your altars.

I hope to hear from you soon. If you would like to see the many designs of Latin and English Altar Cards we offer here at Myriad, feel free to browse our business website located at


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

English Unvesting Prayers Card Just Released

Hello everyone. Recently, we received a phone call from a priest with a Mass card design request. He asked us to make an English Unvesting Prayers Card to go along with our English Vesting Prayers Card, whose prayers are those of the 1928 English Coverdale Missal. Pictured to the left, the new card is finished and features the same graphics as its companion.

For more information or to place an order, visit us online at our business website, Myriad Creative Concepts.

It's always great to hear from you priests and ministers out in the "field." If there are Mass materials that you need, let us know. Maybe we can design exactly what you are looking for.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Two New Knott 1958 English Missal High Mass Altar Cards Released

Hello everyone. We would like to let you know that we have wrapped up two new designs of 1958 Knott English Missal High Mass Altar Cards; one for the Anglican Canon and one for the Gregorian Canon. They are both now listed for sale on our regular, business website.

We used our popular "Vintage" graphics in both designs to keep with the design of our 1958 Knott English Missal Low Mass Altar Cards. From a distance, the two sets look identical. However, the prayers of consecration are those of their respective Canons.

If you would like more information, feel free to visit our website for details, pricing, and other details.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Two New Knott 1958 English Missal Requiem Altar Cards Released

Hello everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday weekend and are refreshed and ready for another work week. Well, we have certainly been busy lately designing new altar cards for you. Our two latest designs are English Requiem Mass Altar Cards to celebrate the Tridentine Mass according to the 1958 Knott English Missal. These two sets are called "Botticelli Trinity" and "El Greco Christ At The Cross."

Now, we offer both Latin and English versions of these two designs.

Each set of altar cards is comprised of three cards: one large 12 x 18 inch center card and two smaller 12 x 8 inch side cards. Feel free to order them as prints, laminated, or beautifully framed. We frame our altar cards ourselves using ornate wood mouldings, UV-resistant acrylic glass, and acid-free foamcore. Lastly, a fine satin-like moire fabric is applied to the backs for a formal finished look on the altar.

To place an order or to review our wide selection of Latin and English High, Low, and Requiem Altar Cards, please visit us any time on our business website at,

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Botticelli "Trinity" Latin Requiem Altar Cards Just Released

Good morning everyone. Today, Holy Saturday of 2010, it seems fitting to release our brand new design of Roman Catholic Latin Requiem Altar Cards named "Botticelli Trinity." This is our third design in what we call our Artist Series of Latin Requiem Altar Cards featuring some of the most beautiful works of history's most famous painters.

Sandro Botticelli was an influential 15th Century Italian artist whose work inspired many artists who would follow. On this design, we could have added several examples of his beautiful paintings. We decided not to because often, less is more. With only the striking image of his "Trinity" painting, we feel that, graphically, it draws the viewer in to the sobering effects of the image. I can only imagine what it would be like to stand in the museum and view this painting in person.

Like our recently released El Greco altar cards, this set has type fonts reminiscent of 15th Century European fonts. The layout is precise, practical, and thorough. We have included the Aufer, Oramus, Supplices, and Corpus Tuum prayers often not found on altar cards but useful to have.

Each set contains three cards: one 12 x 18 inch center card and two 12 x 8 inch side cards. On our website, feel free to choose from prints, laminated or framed options.

That's it for now. Have a wonderful, blessed Easter everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 26, 2010

El Greco Latin Requiem Mass Altar Cards Released

Good day, everyone. The beautiful Renaissance art of Spain's El Greco is featured on these, our just completed designs of Requiem Latin Mass Altar Cards.

The first set, pictured to the left, is called "El Greco Oversized Picture" for obvious reasons. We wanted to design a set of altar cards that prominently featured this particular El Greco work entitled "Christ At The Cross With Mary, John, And Mary Magdalene." The picture is so detailed and striking that we felt it best to give it the entire right side of the center altar card. The resulting layout is quite unusual and, frankly we are not sure if it will be well received. But, we think this set is just fantastic. It even contains type fonts that mimic actual fonts used in El Greco's 16th Century.

The second set of our new El Greco themed altar cards is called "Christ At The Cross." That is the name of the El Greco painting featured on the center card. This set is a Latin Requiem design too. It also has fonts reminiscent of 16th Century fonts in a traditional three column center card format.

These new altar card designs are the first created in our new "Artist Series" that will include a variety of styles and artwork to reflect different cultures and time periods. If you have favorite paintings to suggest to us, write us any time. We like to hear from our readers and customers.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1968 Roman Seraphic Missal English Altar Cards Just Released

Hello everyone. We are proud to announce the release of our brand new design of 1968 Roman Seraphic Missal English Altar Cards and the companion Mass Responses Card. Like our just released altar cards for the Dominican Rite, these are the result of a request by a priest who put his faith in us to custom design for him. The first batch is hot off the press and turned out very nicely if we can dare say so ourselves.

These have been carefully typeset for accuracy and proofread by our consulting priest. The rubrics are denoted in traditionally red letters and the type is large and very easy to read. We call this design, "Maroon," and it features the beautiful Renaissance artwork, "The Crucifixion," by Andrea Mantegna in the 15 th century.

The accompanying Mass Responses Card is two-sided and laminated for durability. Again, the rubrics are denoted in red. Measurements: 8.5 x 11 inches. For more information about these new altar cards, please visit us on our business website:

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dominican Altar Cards Just Released

Hello everyone. Well, we've finally finished up our brand new "Vintage" design of altar cards for the Dominican Rite. Four months ago, a veteran Dominican priest on the West Coast contacted us and asked us to design a set for him. It is our pleasure to now share this newly designed set with the general population of Dominican priests.

The priest had to teach us a few things about Dominican symbols, art, and, of course, the order-specific prayers and layout for a traditional set of Dominican altar cards. Note the black & white crosses and shields. They are uniquely Dominican symbols and reflect the history and traditions of Dominicans. The center altar card image is that of Giovan Francesco da Ramini's "The Meal Of St Dominic."

If you would like to see a larger image of these new Dominican Altar Cards, just click on the image above and you will be redirected to its source on our business website: If you have any questions, or would like us to custom-design a set for your order, just send us an email or post a comment in reply to this post.

For more information on Dominican Shields, please visit this blog post on "V For Victory!"