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Gnadenbild Maria Kevelaer
A 1930s print of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer.
Below the three main pilgrimage sites of the German town are depicted: the basilica, the Chapel of Grace and the Candle Chapel. The Latin caption above reads: Consolatrix Afflictorum, ora pro nobis (Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us).

Gnadenbild Maria Kevelaer

A 1930s print of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer.

Below the three main pilgrimage sites of the German town are depicted: the basilica, the Chapel of Grace and the Candle Chapel. The Latin caption above reads: Consolatrix Afflictorum, ora pro nobis (Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us).

Candles burning outside the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel) in Kevelaer, Germany.

Candles burning outside the Kerzenkapelle (Candle chapel) in Kevelaer, Germany.

Onse Live Vrou tot Kevelaar
An 18th century Dutch plate of Our Lady of Kevelaer. Mary is depicted with both her breasts exposed, a symbol of the maternal nourishment she offers her devotees.

Onse Live Vrou tot Kevelaar

An 18th century Dutch plate of Our Lady of Kevelaer. Mary is depicted with both her breasts exposed, a symbol of the maternal nourishment she offers her devotees.

Prayer

I just returned from my pilgrimage to the shrine of Kevelaer in Germany.

For all the prayer requests I received a candle was lit outside the chapel of the Consoler of the Afflicted. I left a note with your prayers at the shrine and I hope they are answered!

Consolatrix AfflictorumDutch print of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Consolatrix Afflictorum

Dutch print of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Candle

This weekend I will travel to the shrine of the Consoler of the Afflicted in Kevelaer, Germany. It is one of Europe’s most popular Marian shrines.

If you have a prayer request, please submit it here or leave a comment. I will light a candle for every request.

Madonnas for sale in Kevelaer, Germany.

Madonnas for sale in Kevelaer, Germany.

Gnadenbild zu KevelaerA postcard from 1906 of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Gnadenbild zu Kevelaer

A postcard from 1906 of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Votive candles in Kevelaer, Germany.

Votive candles in Kevelaer, Germany.

Gnadenkapelle
The Chapel of Grace in Kevelaer, Germany. It was built in 1654 and houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Gnadenkapelle

The Chapel of Grace in Kevelaer, Germany. It was built in 1654 and houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Kevelaer, Consoler of the Afflicted.

Three scenes from the life of the Holy Family in the Marienbasilika in Kevelaer, Germany.

Three scenes from the life of the Holy Family in the Marienbasilika in Kevelaer, Germany.

Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us.

Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for us.

I have just returned home from my pilgrimage to Kevelaer. I lit a candle for each person who sent me a prayer request.
I hope that, through the intercession of Our Lady of Kevelaer, the Consoler of the Afflicted, all your prayers will be answered.

I have just returned home from my pilgrimage to Kevelaer. I lit a candle for each person who sent me a prayer request.

I hope that, through the intercession of Our Lady of Kevelaer, the Consoler of the Afflicted, all your prayers will be answered.

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