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A statue of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in a mandorla in the church of the Dominican convent of Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria.

A statue of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in a mandorla in the church of the Dominican convent of Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria.

An antique German “Klosterarbeit” with an image of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

An antique German “Klosterarbeit” with an image of Our Lady of Good Counsel.

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A statue of Mary in the abbey church of Neresheim, Germany.

A statue of Mary in the abbey church of Neresheim, Germany.

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The old miraculous image of the most-blessed Virgin Mary in the church of St. Mathias near Trier.

The old miraculous image of the most-blessed Virgin Mary in the church of St. Mathias near Trier.

Mary Help!
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Help venerated in the pilgrimage church of Mariahilfberg in Amberg, Germany.

Mary Help!

The miraculous image of Our Lady of Help venerated in the pilgrimage church of Mariahilfberg in Amberg, Germany.

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Mater Dolorosa
An engraving by Klauber of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.

Mater Dolorosa

An engraving by Klauber of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows.

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An engraving by Ernst Deger of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.

An engraving by Ernst Deger of Mary as the Queen of Heaven.

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Schutzmantelmadonna
A Madonna of the Protective Cloak in the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace) in Altötting, Germany.

Schutzmantelmadonna

A Madonna of the Protective Cloak in the Gnadenkapelle (Chapel of Grace) in Altötting, Germany.

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Ave spes nostra'Hail, our hope' – Gnadenkapelle, Kevelaer

Ave spes nostra

'Hail, our hope' – Gnadenkapelle, Kevelaer

A 16th century German tapestry of the Birth of Mary after an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

A 16th century German tapestry of the Birth of Mary after an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

(Source: rijksmuseum.nl)

A Madonna in a souvenir shop in Kevelaer, Germany.

A Madonna in a souvenir shop in Kevelaer, Germany.

The shrine of Kevelaer this morning. I lit a candle there for the people who sent me prayer intentions.

The shrine of Kevelaer this morning. I lit a candle there for the people who sent me prayer intentions.

A 1920s Jugendstil holy card from the abbey of Maria Laach, Germany.

A 1920s Jugendstil holy card from the abbey of Maria Laach, Germany.

Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us
A holy card of Our Lady of Kevelaer surrounded by pilgrims.

Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us

A holy card of Our Lady of Kevelaer surrounded by pilgrims.

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