A postcard of the interior of the chapel of the Mater Admirabilis (Mother Most Admirable) in Quimper, France.
A statue of Mary appearing to St Catherine Labouré outside the chapel of the Miraculous Medal in the Rue du Bac, Paris.
N.D. du Sacré-Cœur
A French holy card of a statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
Notre Dame du Sacré Coeur
The altar in the shrine of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Issoudun, France.
A vintage postcard of the church of Notre Dame de Bonsecours in Nancy, France. It was built in the 18th century in Polish rococo style.
Notre Dame de Bonsecours
The statue of Our Lady of Good Succour in Nancy, France. It was sculpted in 1505 for a chapel dedicated to Mary.
In the 18th century duke Stanislas of Lorraine, who was of Polish origin, built the current shrine of Notre Dame de Bonsecours. The church is a unique example of the rococo religious architecture typical of Poland.
O Immaculate Virgin, pray for us.
A Parisian steel engraving of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
A late 19th century souvenir plaque from Lourdes.
The souvenir trade has been strong in Lourdes ever since the apparitions took place in 1858, and has given the town a somewhat commercialised feel.