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Maria Strassengel
The late medieval miraculous image of Mary venerated in Strassengel, Austria.
Mary is depicted as Our Lady of Grains, standing in prayer while pregnant and wearing a dress with a pattern of full ears of wheat. She thus becomes the Mother of the Bread of Life, one of Christ’s Eucharistic titles.

Maria Strassengel

The late medieval miraculous image of Mary venerated in Strassengel, Austria.

Mary is depicted as Our Lady of Grains, standing in prayer while pregnant and wearing a dress with a pattern of full ears of wheat. She thus becomes the Mother of the Bread of Life, one of Christ’s Eucharistic titles.

(Source: bildindex.de)

Nossa Senhora do Anjo, Évora

Nossa Senhora do Anjo, Évora

A south German house altar for Our Lady of Bogenberg, a medieval miraculous image depicting Mary as pregnant with Jesus.

A south German house altar for Our Lady of Bogenberg, a medieval miraculous image depicting Mary as pregnant with Jesus.

(Source: herrgottschnitzer.de)

Maria Gravida
The Pregnant Virgin (circa 1410), Hungarian National Gallery.

Maria Gravida

The Pregnant Virgin (circa 1410), Hungarian National Gallery.

Maria GravidaToday is the first Sunday of Advent, the Church’s season of waiting for Christ’s coming. Just like Mary once expected His birth, so do Christians worldwide during the weeks leading up to Christmas.Painting: Madonna del Parto, Chiesa di S. Pietro, Leonessa (Italy)

Maria Gravida

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the Church’s season of waiting for Christ’s coming. Just like Mary once expected His birth, so do Christians worldwide during the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Painting: Madonna del Parto, Chiesa di S. Pietro, Leonessa (Italy)