An 18th century street shrine for Mary in Antwerp, Belgium.
The statue group symbolises Mary’s role in the history of redemption, as she stands between God (represented by the All Seeing Eye) and humanity while crushing the head of the snake (Satan).
N.D. de Beauraing
A holy card from the Belgian shrine Beauraing, where Mary is believed to have appeared in 1932 and 1933.
A 17th century Flemish engraving of Jesus and Mary as mediators on behalf of humanity.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Hakendover
A 19th century processional statue of Mary in Hakendover, Belgium’s. It is carried around during the town’s annual Corpus Christi procession.
Peter Paul Rubens’ painting of the Assumption of Mary in Heaven in the cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, Belgium.
The work was completed in 1626 as an altarpiece for the high altar of the cathedral, which is arguably the most beautiful church of the Low Countries.
A vintage postcard of a statue of Mary in the church of St Ursula in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium.
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Rust
The statue of Our Lady of Rest in the church of Herten, the Netherlands. It is a copy of a medieval statue in the Belgian town Heppeneert, which is considered miraculous.
A vintage postcard from the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Oostakker, Belgium.