Consolatrix Afflictorum Ora Pro Nobis
Vera effigies Matris JESU Consolatrix Afflictorum in agro probe Kevelaer miraculis et hominum visitatione celebris. A. 1640
A baroque engraving of Our Lady of Kevelaer in Germany. The miraculous image, or ‘Gnadenbild’ in German, is covered in ex votos, a testimony of the miracles that occurred at the shrine through Mary’s intercession. In the background the Kerzenkapelle and Gnadenkapelle are depicted, as well as pilgrims.
This weekend I will make my annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Kevelaer in Germany, where Mary has been venerated under the title Consoler of the Afflicted since 1642.
Please let me know if you have any prayer requests. I will leave them for you at the shrine and light you a candle. You can contact me in private here or via Facebook.
Do you have any requests?