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A Madonna and Child dressed in baroque style in Imola, Italy.

A Madonna and Child dressed in baroque style in Imola, Italy.

(Source: ibc.regione.emilia-romagna.it)

A statue of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pieve di Teco, Italy.

A statue of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pieve di Teco, Italy.

(Source: bildindex.de)

The Madonna Pellegrina in Porta Nuova in Verona, Italy.

The Madonna Pellegrina in Porta Nuova in Verona, Italy.

Votive tiles in the chapel of the Miraculous Medal, Paris.

Votive tiles in the chapel of the Miraculous Medal, Paris.

A street shrine near Vatican City, Rome.

A street shrine near Vatican City, Rome.

Cudowny obraz Matki BoskiéjA holy card of the icon of Our Lady of Consolation of Sokal, Poland. The icon is covered with ex votos.

Cudowny obraz Matki Boskiéj

A holy card of the icon of Our Lady of Consolation of Sokal, Poland. The icon is covered with ex votos.

The ex voto is formed by the structure, the substance and the result of a contract, in other words a vow.
- M. Mollat (1973)

The ex voto is formed by the structure, the substance and the result of a contract, in other words a vow.

- M. Mollat (1973)

(Source: swide.com)

A statue of the Immaculate Conception in the cathedral of Ghent, Belgium.

A statue of the Immaculate Conception in the cathedral of Ghent, Belgium.

Madonna delle Grazie
The altar inside the sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace in Pinerolo, Italy. 

Madonna delle Grazie

The altar inside the sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace in Pinerolo, Italy. 

Matka Boska Ostrobramska
The miraculous icon of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius, Lithuania. The image is covered with votive offerings in the shape of hearts and other body parts, as well as jewelry.

Matka Boska Ostrobramska

The miraculous icon of Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn in Vilnius, Lithuania. The image is covered with votive offerings in the shape of hearts and other body parts, as well as jewelry.

(Source: fototeka.ihs.uj.edu.pl)

The altar in the shrine of the Madonna of Castelmonte in Prepotto, italy.

The altar in the shrine of the Madonna of Castelmonte in Prepotto, italy.

Sterre der Zee, bid voor ons
Two pilgrims praying in the chapel of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Sterre der Zee, bid voor ons

Two pilgrims praying in the chapel of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Mater Dolorosa in Monte Calvario venerataA lithograph of the statue of the Mother of Sorrows in the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Mater Dolorosa in Monte Calvario venerata

A lithograph of the statue of the Mother of Sorrows in the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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