Notre-Dame de l’Osier
The shrine of Our Lady of the Wicker Tree in the district of Grenoble, France.
According to legend a local man discovered a wicker tree that miraculously began to bleed in 1649. Eight years later Mary appeared to the same man, urging him to renounce his Protestant faith and to convert to Catholicism. The man did what Mary asked, and soon the site became a place of pilgrimage.
The interior of the pilgrimage chapel of Sammarei in Bavaria. The site’s name is short for Sankt Marien or Sankt Marei (St Mary in English).
Sammarei is mentioned in 1619 as a wooden chapel dedicated to Mary. In the 18th century a large pilgrimage church was built in rococo style.
Over 1200 votive paintings are kept in Sammarei. They were painted between 1632 and the present day and donated to the shrine by pilgrims.