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A vintage postcard of the high altar of Chartres cathedral in France, depicting Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.

A vintage postcard of the high altar of Chartres cathedral in France, depicting Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.

Mater Boni Consilli
The altar of Our Lady of Good Counsel during the annual novena in the Augustinian church in Cork, Ireland.

Mater Boni Consilli

The altar of Our Lady of Good Counsel during the annual novena in the Augustinian church in Cork, Ireland.

(Source: variouscplaces.net)

A Holy Week altar dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, Mexico City.

A Holy Week altar dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, Mexico City.

Virgen de la Soledad
The chapel of Our Lady of Solitude in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Virgen de la Soledad

The chapel of Our Lady of Solitude in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

A vintage postcard of a Spanish altar for Our Lady of Sorrows.

A vintage postcard of a Spanish altar for Our Lady of Sorrows.

Notre-Dame des Victoires
A vintage postcard of the statue of Our Lady of Victories venerated in the basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires, Paris.

Notre-Dame des Victoires

A vintage postcard of the statue of Our Lady of Victories venerated in the basilica of Notre-Dame des Victoires, Paris.

Gospa Sinjska
The altar of the miraculous image of Mary venerated in Sinj, Croatia.

Gospa Sinjska

The altar of the miraculous image of Mary venerated in Sinj, Croatia.

(Source: dragany-bibliotekamaryjna.blogspot.com)

The high altar in the monastery and pilgrimage church of Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

The high altar in the monastery and pilgrimage church of Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

The interior of the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Salette in Morlaix, France.

The interior of the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Salette in Morlaix, France.

The interior of the Lady chapel in the shrine of St John Vianney, vicar of Ars, in Ars-sur-Formans, France.The heart worn by the statue is a sign of the saint’s consecration to Mary.

The interior of the Lady chapel in the shrine of St John Vianney, vicar of Ars, in Ars-sur-Formans, France.

The heart worn by the statue is a sign of the saint’s consecration to Mary.

(Source: sacerdos-viennensis.blogspot.co.uk)

The high altar and icon of Our Lady of Good Health in the basilica of SS. Cosmas and Damian near the Roman Forum, Rome.
According to legend devotion for the icon dates from the time of pope Gregory the Great, whose pontificate lasted from 590 until 604. One day as he passed the church Mary spoke to the pope and said ‘Gregory, why don’t you greet me?’ After this Gregory had the image of Our Lady of Good Health placed on the high altar.

The high altar and icon of Our Lady of Good Health in the basilica of SS. Cosmas and Damian near the Roman Forum, Rome.

According to legend devotion for the icon dates from the time of pope Gregory the Great, whose pontificate lasted from 590 until 604. One day as he passed the church Mary spoke to the pope and said ‘Gregory, why don’t you greet me?’ After this Gregory had the image of Our Lady of Good Health placed on the high altar.

The high altar in the basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Recife, Brazil.

The high altar in the basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Recife, Brazil.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Nossa Senhora do Carmo
The baroque altar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Carmelite church in Porto, Portugal.

Nossa Senhora do Carmo

The baroque altar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Carmelite church in Porto, Portugal.

A postcard of the interior of the chapel of the Mater Admirabilis (Mother Most Admirable) in Quimper, France.

A postcard of the interior of the chapel of the Mater Admirabilis (Mother Most Admirable) in Quimper, France.

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