Free Printable Vintage Holy Hill Postcards

Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Interior of the Church at Holy Hill

Free printable vintage Holy Hill postcards feature beautiful images of one of the country’s most iconic religious pilgrimages.

Holy Hill is advertised as “American’s favorite place of pilgrimage” on nearly all of the postcards in this collection. While Holy Hill doesn’t have a chapel nearly as grand as Milwaukee’s Basilica of St. Josaphat or St. Stanislaus, the off-the-beaten-path location ensures it remains a destination. Built up on a hill, you can’t miss Holy Hill as you approach the destination. The views from the 178-step observation tower are the best you’ll find anywhere in southeast Wisconsin.

Holy Hill is located in Erin, Wisconsin, right outside of Hubertus. It’s approximately 30 minutes northwest of Milwaukee. The campus sits about 1,500 feet above sea level and 827 feet above the surface of Lake Michigan, making it the highest located church in the state of Wisconsin. The two towers of Holy Hill are 289 feet tall.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a religious destination that offers the grace and charm of Holy Hill. The images in this collection of 28 printable vintage Holy Hill postcards give you a little glimpse into this stunning historic location.

Free Printable Vintage Holy Hill Postcards Collage

About the free printable vintage Holy Hill postcards

You may download and print the postcards as many times as you wish for personal use, including classroom use. You may use the postcards for limited runs (5,000 or less) of handmade physical items to sell (i.e., pillows, coasters, collages). You are not authorized to sell the postcard images themselves as prints, only items you create with them.

Handmade physical items DOES NOT include made to order sites like CafePress and Society6. The sale of the download files themselves and of digital items using these images is also not allowed.

Additionally, please don’t distribute the download files. If family, friends, or co-workers would like their own postcards, please send them a link to this post, so they can download their own files. Thank you!

I have an extensive guide about how to print and frame vintage postcards, which includes full details about the sizes and formats of the downloads I offer here. If you still have questions after reviewing the guide, don’t hesitate to ask.

The low-resolution preview images in this post are purely for preview purposes. They are not suitable for printing. Use the download links to ensure you’re getting high-quality images in the size(s) you would like.

Air Views

Holy Hill is located in a gorgeous area of Wisconsin with stunning views everywhere you look. The air or aerial views of the entire Holy Hill campus and the surrounding area are so beautiful.

Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Air View

Air View 1

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Air View

Air View 2

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Vintage Postcard Friess Lake From the East, Holy Hill in the Distance

Friess Lake From the East, Holy Hill in the Distance

Friess Lake is a small lake directly east of Holy Hill, just west of 164 and just south of 167. This picture is from the east side of Friess Lake, looking west, with Holy Hill in the background.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

You may almost miss the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Holy Hill, tucked back in a little corner of the grounds. People attribute the fact that it remains in pristine original condition to the innumerable blessings which have gathered in memory about the sacred space and to the sweet air of sanctified “homeliness” which pervades the grotto.

Our Lady of Lourdes deigns to offer gracious intercourse with her devout followers. They gather at her feet, requesting favors and singing hymns of gratitude and affection.

Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, landscape view

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, portrait view

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill High Altar in the Church

High Altar in the Church

The gorgeous high altar in the church at Holy Hill. The postcard depicts the beautiful intricate detail and rich colors of the stain glass.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Home of the Carmelite Fathers

Home of the Carmelite Fathers

Holy Hill is a Carmelite community. The Carmelite Friars are known as “active contemplatives,” devoted to prayer and ministry. They’re called to prayer and to share God’s Word with others. [Source]

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Interior of the Church at Holy Hill

Interior of the Church

The interior of the church at Holy Hill is not particularly grand or ornate but still very beautiful and reverent.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill In Winter

In Winter

One of my all-time favorite views of Holy Hill, this postcard features the grounds at winter time. The church at Holy Hill is so pretty surrounded by snow-covered hills and trees.

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Vintage Postcard Main Entrance to Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians

Main Entrance to the Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians

The main entrance to the church at Holy Hill, showing the stairs, wooden doors, and stained glass windows.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Sacred Heart Statue and Steps Looking From Monastery to Church

Sacred Heart Statue and Steps, Looking From the Monastery to the Church

The view at Holy Hill from the monastery looking up at the church. You can see the steps and the Sacred Heart statue.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Shrine Altar of Our Lady of Holy Hill

Shrine Altar of Our Lady of Holy Hill

The shrine altar of Our Lady in the church at Holy Hill.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Eighth Station of the Way of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Holy Hill has one of the largest permanent Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross that you’ll find in the Midwest, if not the country. While they do offer organized Stations of the Cross, the stations are open to the public the vast majority of the time.

Vintage Postcard Entrance ot Holy Hill with First Station of the Way of the Cross

Entrance to Holy Hill, With First Station of the Way of the Cross

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Pilgrims Praying at First Station of the Way of the Cross

Pilgrims Praying at First Station of the Way of the Cross

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill First Station of the Way of the Cross

First Station of the Way of the Cross

The first station: Jesus is condemned to death.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Second Station of the Way of the Cross and View Toward Entrance

Second Station of the Way of the Cross and View Toward the Entrance

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Second Station of the Way of the Cross

Second Station of the Way of the Cross

The second station: Jesus is made to bear his cross.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Eighth Station of the Way of the Cross

Eighth Station of the Way of the Cross

The eighth station: the women of Jerusalem weep over Jesus.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Ninth Station of the Way of the Cross

Ninth Station of the Way of the Cross

The ninth station: Jesus falls for a third time.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Eleventh Station of the Way of the Cross

Eleventh Station of the Way of the Cross

The eleventh station: Jesus is nailed to the cross.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Twelfth Station of the Way of the Cross

Twelfth Station of the Way of the Cross

The twelfth station: Jesus dies on the cross.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Thirteenth Station of the Way of the Cross

Thirteenth Station of the Way of the Cross

The thirteenth station: Jesus is taken down from the cross.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Fourteenth Station of the Way of the Cross

Fourteenth Station of the Way of the Cross

The fourteenth station: Jesus is placed in the tomb.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Steps Leading From Monastery to Church

Steps Leading From the Monastery to the Church

The view features the concrete steps connecting the monastery and the church at Holy Hill. On weekends from Memorial Day through the end of October, the stairs are crowded with visitors who have made their way to the famous pilgrimage.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill View From the North

View from the North

The view of Holy Hill from the north.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill From the South

View from the South, Older Version

An older view of Holy Hill before the present church was completed and consecrated in 1931.

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Vintage Postcard Holy Hill Looking South

View from the South, Newer Version

The modern view of Holy Hill looking south.

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Vintage Postcard Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians From the West

View from the West

The view of Holy Hill from the west.

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I have a comprehensive guide detailing the various download sizes I provide for my vintage postcard collections. It will help you choose the best sizes for framing purposes and DIY projects. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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