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Mater Dolorosa
An engraving by Klauber of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.

Mater Dolorosa

An engraving by Klauber of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.

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Wound

Every torture inflicted on the body of Jesus was a wound in the heart of the Mother.

- St Jerome

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Mater Christi Dolorosa

Mater Christi Dolorosa

Madonna Addolorata

Madonna Addolorata

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A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

The miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Krystynopilska, venerated in Chervonohrad, Western Ukraine.
The icon has been venerated in the town’s Basilian monasetry since the 18th century. During the communist era it was taken to Warsaw for safekeeping, where it was exposed for veneration in the church of the Assumption. In 1994, when religious freedom was granted again in Ukraine, the icon was brought back to Chervonohrad.

The miraculous icon of the Mother of God of Krystynopilska, venerated in Chervonohrad, Western Ukraine.

The icon has been venerated in the town’s Basilian monasetry since the 18th century. During the communist era it was taken to Warsaw for safekeeping, where it was exposed for veneration in the church of the Assumption. In 1994, when religious freedom was granted again in Ukraine, the icon was brought back to Chervonohrad.

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A Russian copy of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the patroness of Poland.

A Russian copy of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the patroness of Poland.

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Mother of God, be our refuge and protection!

Mother of God, be our refuge and protection!

An engraving by Ernst Deger of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.

An engraving by Ernst Deger of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.

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Schutzmantelmadonna
A Madonna of the Protective Cloak in the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace) in Altötting, Germany.

Schutzmantelmadonna

A Madonna of the Protective Cloak in the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace) in Altötting, Germany.

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The interior of a farmer’s chapel in Wildschönau, Austria.

The interior of a farmer’s chapel in Wildschönau, Austria.

A fresco depicting the Triumph of the Holy Name of Mary in the church of San Pantaleo, Rome.

A fresco depicting the Triumph of the Holy Name of Mary in the church of San Pantaleo, Rome.

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Sweet and holy name

The devout invocation of the sweet and holy name of Mary leads to the acquisition of superabundant graces in this life, and a very high degree of glory in the next.

- Richard of Saint-Laurent

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