An engraving of the miraculous image venerated in the church of Maria Weissenstein in South Tyrol, Italy.
According to legend Mary appeared to the ailing farmer Leonhard Weissensteiner in 1553 and miraculously cured him. Out of gratitude the farmer built a chapel dedicated to Mary, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. In the 17th century the current baroque church and abbey were built.
Santa Maria del Carmelo
An Italian hand-coloured print of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
A painting of Mary interceding before Christ for the souls in purgatory in Canicatti, Sicily.
The Holy Saturday procession of the Madonna of Desolation in Conasa di Puglia, Italy.
The procession takes place in the early hours of the morning and is formed by the town’s women, who cover their heads with black veils as a sign of mourning. As they walk through the streets they pray the rosary and sing songs about Mary’s grief over her dead Son.
Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also
Statues of the Mater Dolorosa and Ecce Homo in Naples, Italy.
The statue of the Madonna Addolorata in Trapani, Siciliy.
Maria SS. Addolorata
A vintage holy card of the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in the church of Santa Brigida, Naples.
A vintage holy card of the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in Matrice, Italy.
An Italian engraving of Mary as the Mater Dolorosa, based on the famous painting by Carlo Dolci.
Penitents in black veils during the Holy Saturday procession of the Madonna della Vergine Desolata (Our Lady of Desolation) in Canosa di Puglia, Italy.