The statue of the Sorrowful Mother wearing her Lent robe in the hermitage chapel of Our Lady of the Garden Enclosed in Warfhuizen, the Netherlands.
God, who is love - Deus charitas est - came on earth to kindle in all men the flames of his holy love, but he inflamed no heart so much as the heart of his mother.
- St Jerome
N.S. di Lourdes
A vintage holy card of Our Lady of Lourdes from Chiampo, Italy.
A Ukrainian icon of Mary as the protectress of the Cossacks.
Madonna delle Grazie
A vintage postcard from the shrine of Our Lady of Grace in Zagarola, Italy. The image of Mary and Jesus is of the Good Counsel type.
A vintage postcard of the interior of the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Maria SS. del Carmine
The image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel venerated in Capo Saragnano, Italy.
A graffiti version of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Poland.
The image was condemned by the hierarchy of the Polish church as sacrilegious, as it is part of a graffiti wall. The artist defended it as an attempt to interest young people in religion. In the meantime ordinary Catholics are placing flowers and candles in front of the image.
What do you think? Sacrilege or not?
Believe in me, I will believe in you. Pray much!
- Mary in Banneux, 1932
The chapel of the Virgin of the Poor, or Our Lady of Banneux, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Virgen de la Caridad
The statue of Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of the Spanish city Cartagena.