Maria SS. della Salute
An engraving of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Health venerated in the church Santa Maria Maddalena, Rome.
A Neapolitan statue of Mary as the Immaculate Conception in Miedes de Aragón, Spain.
Mass being celebrated in the basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain, sometime in the 1950s.
A vintage postcard of the interior of the basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain.
A vintage postcard of the shrine of the Virgen del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain.
The feast of Our Lady of the Pillar is celebrated today. She is the patroness of Spain and all Hispanic people around the world.
A pilgrim holds up a statue of Mary inside the basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.
(Source: Flickr / miguelschincariol)
Nossa Senhora Aparecida
A postcard from 1967 of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of Aparecida, the national patroness of Brazil, whose feast is celebrated today.
When pope Francis was at the basilica of Aparecida last year he spoke of the importance of the devotion for Brazilian Catholics:
"Three fishermen, after a day of catching no fish, found something unexpected in the waters of the Parnaíba River: an image of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Whoever would have thought that the site of a fruitless fishing expedition would become the place where all Brazilians can feel that they are children of one Mother?"
Thank you for the reminder! I will dedicate some posts to Our Lady of Aparecida.
A Madonna and Child dressed in baroque style in Imola, Italy.
Mysteria St. Rosarii gloriosi beatissima Mariae Virginis
A German holy card of the five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary:
1. The Resurrection of Christ
2. The Ascension of Christ
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4. The Assumption of Mary
5. The Crowning of Mary in Heaven