A painting of the Assumption of Mary in the church of the Certosa di San Martino in Naples, Italy.
Assumpta est Maria in Coeli
A Neapolitan print of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven.
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Succour venerated in Naples, Italy.
Madonna Bruna del Carmine
The shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the church of San Domenico Soriano in Naples, Italy.
In Naples the image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is often referred to as ‘La Bruna’, which means ‘The Brown One’. The title is a reference to Mary’s dark features on the original icon, which is kept in the basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine Maggiore.
Maria SS. delle Grazie
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Grace venerated in the church of San Pietro Martire in Naples, Italy.
Mary is depicted as exposing and squeezing both her breasts, ready to feed her milk to anyone who needs it. The gesture is a symbol of the motherly care she gives to her devotees.
Maria SS. della Provvidenza
The image of Our Lady of Providence in the church of Santa Maria di Caravaggio in Naples.
Regina Sanctissimi Rosarii
A 19th century engraving of the statue of Our Lady Queen of the Rosary in the church of Santa Maria Donnaromita, Naples.
The altar of Our Lady of the Rosary with St Dominic and St Catherine of Siena in the the church of Santa Catarina a Formiello in Naples.
Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also
Statues of the Mater Dolorosa and Ecce Homo in Naples, Italy.
Maria SS. Addolorata
A vintage holy card of the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows in the church of Santa Brigida, Naples.
Maria SS. de Arco
A vintage postcard of the miraculous image of the Madonna Dell’Arco (Our Lady of the Arch) in Sant’Anastasia in Naples, Italy.
Maria SS. Madre della Divina Provvidenza
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Divine Providence in the church of Santa Maria di Caravaggio, Naples.