Show thyself to be a Mother!
An 18th century engraving of the miraculous image of Our Lady with the Bowed Head, venerated in the church of the Ursuline convent in Landshut, Bavaria.
The words ‘Monstra te esse Matrem’ (Show thyself to be a Mother) are traditionally added to every copy of the image. They are taken from the hymn Ave Maris Stella.
Festum Rosarii B.mæ V. Mariæ.
An 18th century German engraving by Klauber depicting the origin of the Catholic feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, celebrated on October 7.
Pope Pius V attributed the victory of the Christian armies over the Muslim Ottomans at the battle of Lepanto to Our Lady of the Rosary. The battle took place on 7 October 1571.
On the engraving Mary appears in the sky as Star of the Sea (Stella Maris). Below the pope and one of the army commanders pay tribute to her as thanks for the victory. In the background we catch a glimpse of the battle taking place.