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A holy card of the image of the Madonna dei Bisognosi, venerated in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome.

A holy card of the image of the Madonna dei Bisognosi, venerated in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome.

A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

A girl in prayer before a street shrine near Vatican City, early 1950s.

A fresco depicting the Triumph of the Holy Name of Mary in the church of San Pantaleo, Rome.

A fresco depicting the Triumph of the Holy Name of Mary in the church of San Pantaleo, Rome.

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La Vergine della Rivelazione
The Madonna of the Revelation, who is believed to have appeared to Bruno Cornacchiola in 1947 in the Roman area of Tre Fontana. A few years prior Bruno had converted to Protestantism and became strongly opposed to Catholic Marian devotion. At some point he even considered killing the pope.
During the apparition Mary urged him to reconvert to Catholicism with the words ‘I am the Virgin of Revelation. You persecute me. Enough is enough! Enter the holy sheepfold’.

La Vergine della Rivelazione

The Madonna of the Revelation, who is believed to have appeared to Bruno Cornacchiola in 1947 in the Roman area of Tre Fontana. A few years prior Bruno had converted to Protestantism and became strongly opposed to Catholic Marian devotion. At some point he even considered killing the pope.

During the apparition Mary urged him to reconvert to Catholicism with the words ‘I am the Virgin of Revelation. You persecute me. Enough is enough! Enter the holy sheepfold’.

A street shrine near Vatican City, Rome.

A street shrine near Vatican City, Rome.

Interior of the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome by Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1755.

Interior of the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome by Giovanni Paolo Pannini, 1755.

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The Borghese chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. The altar houses the image of the Salus Populi Romani, the Protectress of the Roman People.

The Borghese chapel in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. The altar houses the image of the Salus Populi Romani, the Protectress of the Roman People.

S. Maria Maior
A 17th century Flemish engraving of the icon of the Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People) in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

S. Maria Maior

A 17th century Flemish engraving of the icon of the Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People) in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

(Source: britishmuseum.org)

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Snows, which commemorates the dedication of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, or Saint Mary Major, in Rome.
The basilica is the most important church dedicated to Mary in Rome and houses the icon of the Salus Populi Romano, the palladium of the Eternal City. According to an ancient legend it was Mary herself who chose the spot for the church to be built by making it snow on top of the hill where the basilica now stands.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Snows, which commemorates the dedication of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, or Saint Mary Major, in Rome.

The basilica is the most important church dedicated to Mary in Rome and houses the icon of the Salus Populi Romano, the palladium of the Eternal City. According to an ancient legend it was Mary herself who chose the spot for the church to be built by making it snow on top of the hill where the basilica now stands.

Madonna della Strada
The miracuous image of Our Lady of the Road in the church of the Gesu in Rome, the motherchurch of the Jesuits.
The Jesuit order, founded by St Ignatius of Loyola, venerates the Madonna della Strada as their patroness and copies of the image are found in Jesuit houses and churches worldwide.

Madonna della Strada

The miracuous image of Our Lady of the Road in the church of the Gesu in Rome, the motherchurch of the Jesuits.

The Jesuit order, founded by St Ignatius of Loyola, venerates the Madonna della Strada as their patroness and copies of the image are found in Jesuit houses and churches worldwide.

A French holy card of the icon of Mary venerated in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

A French holy card of the icon of Mary venerated in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome.

Nostra Signora dei Miracoli
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Miracles in the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli on the Piazza del Popolo, Rome.

Nostra Signora dei Miracoli

The miraculous image of Our Lady of Miracles in the church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli on the Piazza del Popolo, Rome.

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"To be a mother is to nourish and protect true humanity and bring it to development." - Edith Stein

catholicthinker:

"To be a mother is to nourish and protect true humanity and bring it to development." - Edith Stein

The International Votive Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rome.
The church was built in the 1920s and 1930s in the neo-Baroque style. The dome is yet to be completed.

The International Votive Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rome.

The church was built in the 1920s and 1930s in the neo-Baroque style. The dome is yet to be completed.

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