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.
Maria SS. de Arco
A vintage postcard of the miraculous image of the Madonna Dell’Arco (Our Lady of the Arch) in Sant’Anastasia in Naples, Italy.
A road shrine for Our Lady of Sorrows near Florence, Italy.
Madonna di Porto
The miraculous image of Our Lady of the Harbour, the patroness of Gimigliano, Italy.
The first shrine of the Madonna di Porto is believed to have been built by a robber, after Mary appeared to him in a dream and requested a small chapel. The man followed Mary’s wish and built a little shrine, a turning point in his life. Soon pilgrims flocked to the site and some time later a larger church was built to house the image of Mary suckling Jesus.
A votive painting in the chapel of the Madonna of Tre Fontane, Italy.
B. Virginis Mariae Lauretanae
An 18th century German engraving of the statue and basilica of Our Lady of Loreto, Italy.
N.S. delle Grazie
The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Grace venerated in Chiavari, Italy.