The interior of the baroque basilica of Mariazell, Austria’s most important place of pilgrimage.
At the heart of the church stands the Chapel of Grace, the orginal shrine to Mary built in the 12th century.
Maria Saal Gnadenbild
The Gothic miraculous statue of Mary venerated in the Austrian market town Maria Saal. Slovenian Catholics visit the shrine in great numbers every year as they hold a special devotion for the image.
A Madonna in the pilgrimage church of Maria Plain, Austria.
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An Austrian reverse glass painting of Mary as the Sorrowful Mother.
The Marienbrunnen (Marian Fountain) in Großgmain, Austria.
A rare variation of the Immaculata theme, Mary is shown squirting water from both her breasts, a reference to the maternal care she provides.
The altar of the Coronation of Mary in St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria.
A fresco of the miraculous image of Maria Hilf in the church of Dreiheiligen in Innsbruck, Austria.
An Austrian miniature of St Anne and the two miraculous images of Mary venerated in Mariazell.
An 18th century engraving of a miraculous image of Mary venerated in Vienna, Austria.
The high altar in the baroque pilgrimage church of Hafnerberg, Austria.
The altar in the Franciscan church in Salzburg, Austria.