The mother of Jesus in art, life and devotion.
De Maria, numquam satis.
The altar of Our Lady of Sorrows in the church of Santa Brigida in Naples, Italy.
Mater Gratiae et Misericordiae
The image of Our Lady of Grace and Mercy in the church of the sisters of St Anne, Rome.
A photo of the altar
Madonna del Parto
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas. The above image of Mary during her pregnancy is venerated in Montefiesole, Italy.
Mary, unsullied Lily of purity, I rejoice with thee, because from the first moment of thy Conception thou wast filled with grace, and hadst given unto thee the perfect use of reason.
- Immaculate Conception novena prayer
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee; all glory, as is ever meet, to the Father and to Paraclete. Alleluia!
A Belgian holy card with part of the traditional prayer Iesu Infans Dulcissime (Jesu, Sweetest Child), a meditation on the infancy of Jesus.
Notre-Dame de Beauraing
A French holy card of Our Lady of Beauraing, Belgium.
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my refuge!
A French holy card of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
A set of lace holy cards of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
A road shrine in Neer, Belgium.
Because thou wast unworthy to receive the grace thyself, it was given to Mary, in order that, through her, thou mightest receive all.
- St Bernard of Clairvaux
Onze Lieve Vrouw in ‘t Zand
The altar of the miraculous image in the pilgrimage church of Our Lady in the Sand in Roermond, the Netherlands.
Virgen de las Angustias
The statue of Our Lady of Anguish in Murcia, Spain.
The altar of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii in the church of San Giuseppe dei Teatini in Palermo, Sicily.
S. Maria del Soccorso
An engraving of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Succour in the church of San Agostino in Palermo, Italy.
A vintage photo of a solemn Mass being celebrated in the chapel of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France.