Mary, thou art the distributrix of gifts, the barrier against demons and the proud, and their fear.
- St Bonaventure
A procession for Our Lady of Sorrows in Braga, Portugal.
A stained glass window in the basilica of Our Lady of la Salette, depicting Mary’s apparition in the French mountain village.
The statue of Maria Hilf in the Institut der Englischen Fräulein in Bamberg, Germany.
An Austrian reverse glass painting of Mary as the Sorrowful Mother.
Gnadenbild Maria Plain
The miraculous image of Mary venerated in the pilgrimage basilica of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria.
The Marienbrunnen (Marian Fountain) in Großgmain, Austria.
A rare variation of the Immaculata theme, Mary is shown squirting water from both her breasts, a reference to the maternal care she provides.
A 19th century engraving of one of Mary’s titles from the Litany of Loreto: Mother Most Chaste.