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Our Lady in Expectation as venerated in Bavaria at Bodenburg

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Our Lady in Expectation as venerated in Bavaria at Bodenburg

Madonna del PartoA painting of Mary during her pregnancy in Fiesole, Italy.

Madonna del Parto

A painting of Mary during her pregnancy in Fiesole, Italy.

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Madonna del Parto
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas. The above image of Mary during her pregnancy is venerated in Montefiesole, Italy.

Madonna del Parto

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas. The above image of Mary during her pregnancy is venerated in Montefiesole, Italy.

Maria Santissima dell’Aspettazione al PartoThe painting of Mary Most Holy Expecting to give Birth in the oratory of the Congregation of Noble Women in Palermo, Italy.The painting hangs above the oratory’s high altar and depicts Mary shortly before she gave birth to Jesus. The subject was especially chosen by the congregation as its main focus was to give assistance to Palermo’s pregnant women in need.

Maria Santissima dell’Aspettazione al Parto

The painting of Mary Most Holy Expecting to give Birth in the oratory of the Congregation of Noble Women in Palermo, Italy.

The painting hangs above the oratory’s high altar and depicts Mary shortly before she gave birth to Jesus. The subject was especially chosen by the congregation as its main focus was to give assistance to Palermo’s pregnant women in need.

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The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Skępe in Poland.
The small wooden sculpture dates from the 15th century and depicts Mary while pregnant. Numerous miracles have been attributed to the image over the years.

The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Skępe in Poland.

The small wooden sculpture dates from the 15th century and depicts Mary while pregnant. Numerous miracles have been attributed to the image over the years.

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The Madonna of Expectation by Antonio Veneziano.

The Madonna of Expectation by Antonio Veneziano.

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis
A statue of Mary pregnant above the entrance to a chapel in Würzburg, Germany.

Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis

A statue of Mary pregnant above the entrance to a chapel in Würzburg, Germany.

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An image of Mary during her pregnancy from the Czech Republic.
Today is the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. The day takes its name from the first word of the introit of today’s Mass:
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your forbearance be known to all, for the Lord is near at hand; have no anxiety about anything, but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.

An image of Mary during her pregnancy from the Czech Republic.

Today is the third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday. The day takes its name from the first word of the introit of today’s Mass:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Let your forbearance be known to all, for the Lord is near at hand; have no anxiety about anything, but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.

Maria Gravida
A 17th century engraving of an image of Mary pregnant in the Augustinian church in Prague, Czech Republic.
In English this type of image is usually referred to as Our Lady of Expectation.

Maria Gravida

A 17th century engraving of an image of Mary pregnant in the Augustinian church in Prague, Czech Republic.

In English this type of image is usually referred to as Our Lady of Expectation.

A 15th century Italian statue of Mary pregnant.

A 15th century Italian statue of Mary pregnant.