An Italian votive painting, offered in thanks to Christ at the Column and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Jesus being taken down the cross as painted by Peter Paul Rubens. The panel was painted for the cathedral of Antwerp, were it still hangs today.
Ecce Homo + S. Maria
Two reverse glass paintings from south German of Jesus as the Man of Sorrows and Mary as the Mother of Sorrows.
The time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
- Luke 2:6-7
Have a blessed Christmas everyone!
Our Lady of Expectation
In this painting Mary is depicted at the centre of the Christian salvation story. She is pregnant with Christ, symbolised by the IHS. She is also in the presence of God the Father (the triangle) and the Holy Spirit (the dove).
With her right foot Mary crushes the head of the old serpert, a symbol of Satan and all evil.
Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
- Isaiah 7:14
Union in love with the Sacred Hearts
A hand-painted French devotional image from the 18th century of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary entwined with a third heart symbolising believers.
A 17th century engraving by Hieronymus Wierix depicting Mary watching over Jesus while He is sleeping.