|Traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima. This particular statue has been know to shed tears.|
Since there are still a few days left in October, I thought I would share some of the many titles and pictures of Our Lady. In Luke 1:48 Mary tells us through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: "from this day all generations will call me blessed." Not only do we call her blessed, we are blessed to have her intercession for us always. Thank you, Mamma Mary!
|The Our Lady of Good Counsel original fresco from Genazzano.|
Our Lady of Good Counsel
"According to tradition, in the year 1467, in the midst of the festivities for the Feast of Saint Mark, the townfolk suddenly heard "exquisite music." A mysterious cloud was then said to have descended and obliterated an unfinished wall of the parish church. In front of the populace, the cloud dissipated and a beautiful fresco, no thicker than a carte-de-visite and no more than eighteen inches square, of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child was revealed. It was widely believed that it had been miraculously transported from a church in Scutari, Albania." (Wikipedia)
|Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland.|
There are many legends surrounding the "Black Madonna". This image is not as dark as some I have seen. This is the most important information I gathered: " The Virgin Mary is shown as the "Hodegetria" ("One Who Shows the Way"). In it the Virgin directs attention away from herself, gesturing with her right hand toward Jesus as the source of salvation. In turn, the child extends his right hand toward the viewer in blessing while holding a book of gospels in his left hand." (Wikipedia)