Vergine SS della Merced
The statue of Our Lady of Merced in Sassari, Sardinia.
The Madonna of the Assumption during a procession in Novara, Siclly.
Madonna della Consolazione
The miraculous image of Our Lady of Consolation in Termini Imerese, Sicily.
It is believed that in the 16th century a paralysed Russian boy living in Termini Imerese was able to walk again after his mother rubbed his legs with oil from the lamp that burned before the image. Since that day people come to pray before the image to ask Mary for healing and consolation.
La Madonnina delle Lacrime
A vintage postcard of the Madonna of Tears in Syracuse, Sicily.
The procession of the Madonna Addolorata in Riesi, Sicily. Devotees have attached euro notes to Mary’s robe as offerings.
Maria Santissima del Liberante
The statue of Our Lady of Liberation venerated in the Franciscan church in San Giovanni alle Catacombe, Syracuse, Sicily.
The miraculous image of Our Lady of the Letter, the patroness of Messina, Sicily.
A painting of Mary interceding before Christ for the souls in purgatory in Canicatti, Sicily.
The statue of the Madonna Addolorata in Trapani, Siciliy.
S. Maria della Scala
An engraving of the miraculous icon of the Madonna of the Ladder in Messina, Sicily.
The icon arrived in Messina in 1167, after a ship that was carrying it on board could not move the harbour until the icon was taken off board. It was seen as a sign that Mary wanted the image to remain in Messina, where it has been venerated ever since.
A statue of Our Lady of la Salette in Lavinaio, Sicily.
Maria SS. della Lavina
The miraculous image of Our Lady of the Landslide in Cerami, Sicily. It is a 17th century copy of a Byzantine icon depicting Mary suckling Jesus.