Ave Spes Nostra!
A devotional copy of the statue of Our Lady of Luxembourg. The Latin text on Mary’s dress means ‘Hail our hope’.
The inscription at the foot of the statue reads: ‘Maria Mater Jesu, Consolatrix Afflictorum’ which translates as ‘Mary the Mother of Jesus, Consoler of the Afflicted’.
A vintage postcard of the votive altar which is erected in the cathedral of Luxembourg for the annual octave in honour of Our Lady.
Mary is venerated as the patron of the city and grand duchy of Luxembourg under the title Consolatrix Afflictorum (Consoler of the Afflicted).