Notre-Dame de la Salette
A French woodcut of Mary appearing in La Salette, France.
A detail of a 18th century tapestry of Mary’s Assumption in the cathedral of Strasbourg, France.
A vintage postcard of the altar and miraculous image in Aachen cathedral, Germany.
A drawing of the statue of the Sorrowful Mother in the Herzogspitalkirche in Munich, Germany.
It is truly right to bless thee, O Theotokos
A 19th century Russian icon of the Theotokos Dostóino Yesť, dedicated to most important hymn to Mary in Eastern Orthodoxy.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
A French holy card of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
The miraculous pietà venerated in the pilgrimage church of Dieburg, Germany.
Madonna del Latte
Our Lady of the Milk in Debbio, northern Italy. The fresco of Mary suckling Jesus was painted in the 15th century and has been an object of devotion ever since.
Until the 1960s it was common for women to visit the shrine of the Madonna of the Milk to ask for the grace of a child, protection during pregnancy, childbirth and lactation, which in past centuries often meant the survival of a newborn. It was also customary to bring babies to Debbio and present them to Mary, accompanied by a prayer and an offering of candles and flowers.
Assunzione di Maria Vergine
A print of a painting of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven in Prato, Italy.
Our Blessed Lady ought to be our love and consolation.
- St Philip Neri