A statue of Mary and Jesus in the church of SS Peter & Paul in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The church is often referred to as ‘De Papegaai’ (The Parrot), because it was originally hidden in the enclosed garden of a bird trader. This goes back to the days when public displays of Catholicism were forbidden in Amsterdam.
O.L. Vrouw ter Eik
A vintage postcard of the interior of the chapel of Our Lady of the Oak in Meerveldhoven, the Netherlands.
The site has been a place of pilgrimage since the 13th century, when a small statue of Mary miraculously returned to the oak tree on three occasions after a local farmer had taken it home.
Moeder van Goede Raad
A mosaic of Our Lady of Good Counsel above the main entrance to the church of Onze Lieve Vrouw van Goede Raad in Den Haag (The Hague), the Netherlands.
The mosaic dates from the 1950s, when the church was rebuilt. The original church was completely destroyed by bombs during the Second World War.