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S. Maria Lauretana ora pro nobis

S. Maria Lauretana ora pro nobis

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Virgen de Soledad

Virgen de Soledad

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Maria Hilf
The miraculous image of Mary venerated in the pilgrimage church of Maria Eck in Siegsdorf, Bavaria.
The pilgrimage to Maria Eck goes back to the 16th century, when a lumberjack repeatedly saw two lights shining in the night. It was decided a chapel should be built on the site, with two altars dedicated to the Holy Trinity and one to the Blessed Virgin.

Maria Hilf

The miraculous image of Mary venerated in the pilgrimage church of Maria Eck in Siegsdorf, Bavaria.

The pilgrimage to Maria Eck goes back to the 16th century, when a lumberjack repeatedly saw two lights shining in the night. It was decided a chapel should be built on the site, with two altars dedicated to the Holy Trinity and one to the Blessed Virgin.

Interior of the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome by Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1755.

Interior of the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome by Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1755.

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The Borghese chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. The altar houses the image of the Salus Populi Romani, the Protectress of the Roman People.

The Borghese chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. The altar houses the image of the Salus Populi Romani, the Protectress of the Roman People.

A copy of the icon of Our Lady of Snows in Poznań, Poland.

A copy of the icon of Our Lady of Snows in Poznań, Poland.

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S. Maria Maior
A 17th century Flemish engraving of the icon of the Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People) in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

S. Maria Maior

A 17th century Flemish engraving of the icon of the Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People) in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

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Today is the feast of Our Lady of Snows, which commemorates the dedication of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, or Saint Mary Major, in Rome.
The basilica is the most important church dedicated to Mary in Rome and houses the icon of the Salus Populi Romano, the palladium of the Eternal City. According to an ancient legend it was Mary herself who chose the spot for the church to be built by making it snow on top of the hill where the basilica now stands.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Snows, which commemorates the dedication of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, or Saint Mary Major, in Rome.

The basilica is the most important church dedicated to Mary in Rome and houses the icon of the Salus Populi Romano, the palladium of the Eternal City. According to an ancient legend it was Mary herself who chose the spot for the church to be built by making it snow on top of the hill where the basilica now stands.

Great devotion

All the saints have a great devotion for Mary.

- St John Vianney

Beata Vergine delle GrazieThe miraculous image of Our Lady of Grace in Villa Verucchio, Italy.

Beata Vergine delle Grazie

The miraculous image of Our Lady of Grace in Villa Verucchio, Italy.

Virgen del Carmen
A Spanish statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Virgen del Carmen

A Spanish statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Mater Immaculata

Mater Immaculata

An anonymous 16th century painting of the Madonna Avvocata, depicting Mary in the ancient orans position of prayer.

An anonymous 16th century painting of the Madonna Avvocata, depicting Mary in the ancient orans position of prayer.

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The high altar in the chapel of the Miraculous Medal, Paris.

The high altar in the chapel of the Miraculous Medal, Paris.

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