Virgen de la Dolorosa
The statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.
The altar of the miraculous image of Mary venerated in Sinj, Croatia.
A house shrine for the Immaculate Conception in Tyrol.
Ora pro famulis Sancta Maria tuis.
Pray for your servants, Holy Mary. (Ardua spes mundi)
Ecce mater tua
A Roman engraving of Mary. The Latin text reads “Behold, thy mother” (John 19:27).
A lithograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Unusually so, the Indian looking angel that holds the crescent moon below Mary’s feet on the original image has been replaced by a rather baroque cherub.
Madonna del Parto
An engraving of devotees before the statue of Our Lady of Childbirth in the church of Sant’Agostino, Rome. The Madonna is called upon during pregnancy and as the protectress of babies.
The high altar in the monastery and pilgrimage church of Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
It depends on the image in question. If I find it online I will usually mention the source, whereas others are my personal photographs or from my collection of holy cards, postcards etc. If you want to be sure it’s okay to use a particular image, please send me a (non anonymous) message.
S. Maria della Scala
An engraving of the miraculous icon of the Madonna of the Ladder in Messina, Sicily.
The icon arrived in Messina in 1167, after a ship that was carrying it on board could not move the harbour until the icon was taken off board. It was seen as a sign that Mary wanted the image to remain in Messina, where it has been venerated ever since.
Moeder van Barmhartigheid
A Belgian holy card of Mary as the Mother of Compassion.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Bijstand
The miraculous statue of Mary venerated in the chapel of Our Lady of Refuge in Meulebeke, Belgium.