Give bountifully to thy servant, O Lady. Enliven me, and I shall do thy will. I am a sojourner on the earth, hide nothing of thy love from me. My soul hath longed to desire thy praise at all times.
- Psalm 118A, Psalter of Mary.
An 18th century German engraving of the death of St Joseph. Jesus and Mary are by St Joseph’s side.
Traditionally St Joseph is venerated as the patron saint of a good and peaceful death.
A postcard of the interior of the chapel of the Mater Admirabilis (Mother Most Admirable) in Quimper, France.
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
The statue of Our Lady of Solitude in Lucena, Spain.
A procession in honour of Mary in Lahiguera, Spain.
Nuestra Señora de Belén
A Spanish painting of Our Lady of Bethlehem.
Mediatrix Dei et honimum.
Alma Redemptoris Mater eximia.
Regina coeli laetare cum iubilo.
Imperatrix et mundi domina.
Mediatrix between God and the people. Exceptional loving Mother of the Redeemer. Queen of Heaven rejoice. Empress and mistress of the world. Advocate of poor sinners.
A 16th century compilation of Marian titles, each beginning with one of the five letters of ‘Maria’, Mary’s name in Latin.
Zetel der Wijsheid
The miraculous statue of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom venerated in the medieval pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady in the Sand in Aarle-Rixtel, the Netherlands.
The silver exposition shrine containing the statue dates from 1951.
A late 19th century icon of the Mother of God of Kazan from St Petersburg.
La Virgen de Belen (detail), at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 18th century
A statue of Mary appearing to St Catherine Labouré outside the chapel of the Miraculous Medal in the Rue du Bac, Paris.