The mother of Jesus in art, life and devotion.
De Maria, numquam satis.
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to Thee; all glory, as is ever meet, to the Father and to Paraclete. Alleluia!
A Belgian holy card with part of the traditional prayer Iesu Infans Dulcissime (Jesu, Sweetest Child), a meditation on the infancy of Jesus.
Notre-Dame de Beauraing
A French holy card of Our Lady of Beauraing, Belgium.
A road shrine in Neer, Belgium.
Vierge de Pauvres
The statue of the Virgin of the Poor in Banneux, Belgium.
Pilgrims in the Belgian shrine Banneux in the 1940s. Mary is believed to have appeared in the small village in 1933.
Mater decor Carmeli
A Flemish engraving of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The original image is kept in Naples.
The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Halle, Belgium. It depicts Mary suckling Jesus.
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Halle
A late 19th century souvenir from the shrine of the Black Virgin of Halle near Brussels, Belgium.
Sancta Anna, ora pro nobis
A 19th century Belgian holy card of St Anne teaching Mary.
A street shrine for Our Lady of Sorrows in Bruges, Belgium.
Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouw van Gaverland
An early 20th century postcard of the interior of the chapel of Our Lady of Gaverland in Melsele, Belgium.
On the altar stands a small statue of Mary. It was found under a linden tree in 1511 and has been an object of devotion ever since.
The interior of the pilgrimage church of Foy-Notre-Dame, Belgium.
The site near Dinant has been a place of pilgrimage since the early 17th century, when a small medieval statue of Mary was discovered there in a tree.
Purissimum Cor Maria
A Belgian holy card of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Scherpenheuvel
The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel, the most popular place of pilgrimage in Belgium.
Maria Mater Dei, Regina Caeli.
A 17th century Flemish engraving of Mary as the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven.