Mater Admirabilis, ora pro nobis!
A Parisian engraving of the miraculous image of the Mother Most Admirable in the church of Trinita dei Monti, Rome.
The words ‘Ego flos campi et lilium convallium’ are taken from the Song of Solomon and translate as: I am the flower of the field and the lily of the valleys.
The interior of the expiatory chapel of Our Lady of Consolation in Paris. The chapel stands on the former site of the Bazar de la Charité, an annual charity event organised by the Catholic aristocracy of Paris from 1885 onwards.
The bazaar is best known for the fire that occurred in 1897. The fire claimed 126 lives, many of them aristocratic women. The most notable victim was the sister of the famous Empress Sisi, duchess Sophie Charlotte of Bavaria.
Chapelle de la Médaille Miraculeuse
A vintage postcard of the chapel of the Miraculous Medal in the Rue du Bac in Paris.
In 1830 St. Catherine Labouré experienced a series of apparitions in this chapel which instigated the popular devotion of the Miraculous Medal. Millions of Catholics worldwide wear the medal.