A beautiful image of a man confessing his sins while being consoled by his father. As this is going on a dog looks on lovingly to the two men. The likeness is a reproduction of the 17th century sacred Baroque painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, a Spanish painter. The painting is called, "Return of the Prodigal."
On the card's reverse, is a slightly different prayer than usual (only replacing Thy with You.) It is printed upon a shadow of the painting on the front:
ACT OF CONTRITION
O my God, I am heartily sorry
for having offended You,
and I detest all my sins because
of Your just punishments,
but most of all because
they offend You, my God,
Who are all good and
deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve,
with the help of Your grace,
to sin no more and to avoid
the near occasions of sin. Amen.
"Give thanks to the LORD for He is good,
His mercy endures forever."
-- Psalm 107:1
The laminated card measures 3-1/2 inches high by 2 inches wide. It will
fit in most wallets, if you wish to carry it with you at all times.