Gnadenbild Maria-Hilf aka Madonna dell'Aiuto aka Mary Help of Christians. It is a popular icon in Tirol, Italy, Southern Germany and the Alps.  According to tradition, this icon was venerated publicly during the Thirty Years War, it helped the faithful who venerated it during the war.

Gnadenbild Maria-Hilf aka Madonna dell'Aiuto aka Mary Help of Christians. It is a popular icon in Tirol, Italy, Southern Germany and the Alps. According to tradition, this icon was venerated publicly during the Thirty Years War, it helped the faithful who venerated it during the war.

The Zhirovits Icon of the MostHoly Mother of God appeared in 1470 between the branches of a pear tree. Shepherds brought it to their master, a Lithuanian dignitary who locked it in a chest. The icon vanished from there and shortly appeared in the pear tree. A wooden church was built for it, but shortly after burned. Coming to rescue the icon, people saw Virgin Mary between the ruins, holding the icon in her hands. A stone church was built. The icon, carved in stone, measures 17 by 22 inches.

The Zhirovits Icon of the MostHoly Mother of God appeared in 1470 between the branches of a pear tree. Shepherds brought it to their master, a Lithuanian dignitary who locked it in a chest. The icon vanished from there and shortly appeared in the pear tree. A wooden church was built for it, but shortly after burned. Coming to rescue the icon, people saw Virgin Mary between the ruins, holding the icon in her hands. A stone church was built. The icon, carved in stone, measures 17 by 22 inches.

Madonna - Mary & Jesus  | Luke 2:7  And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Madonna - Mary & Jesus | Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Close up of the Most Holy Lady of Jerusalem aka Panagia Ierosolymitissa is a very popular icon of the Theotokos because it overlooks the empty tomb of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Sepulcher of the Mother of God in Gethsemane—blessing the numerous pilgrims visiting the Holy Land of Jerusalem. The underground tomb of the Virgin Mary is situated in the Kidron Valley, on the foothills of the Mount of Olives...Her icon remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians

Close up of the Most Holy Lady of Jerusalem aka Panagia Ierosolymitissa is a very popular icon of the Theotokos because it overlooks the empty tomb of the Most Holy Theotokos at the Sepulcher of the Mother of God in Gethsemane—blessing the numerous pilgrims visiting the Holy Land of Jerusalem. The underground tomb of the Virgin Mary is situated in the Kidron Valley, on the foothills of the Mount of Olives...Her icon remains there as an endless spring of blessings for all the Christians

The Stabbed Icon of Panagia Esfagmeni at Vatopaidi Monastery *** It is told of this 14th century icon that it was damaged by the knife of a malcontent deacon-monk.From the wound which he inflicted, blood flowed and the face of the Virgin is said to have turned pale. The deacon was immediately blinded and fell to the ground, beating himself and driven out of his senses. He remained in this state for three years until Theotokos cured him, but his sacrilegious hand stayed black forever.

The Stabbed Icon of Panagia Esfagmeni at Vatopaidi Monastery *** It is told of this 14th century icon that it was damaged by the knife of a malcontent deacon-monk.From the wound which he inflicted, blood flowed and the face of the Virgin is said to have turned pale. The deacon was immediately blinded and fell to the ground, beating himself and driven out of his senses. He remained in this state for three years until Theotokos cured him, but his sacrilegious hand stayed black forever.

Flower decked Virgin Mary is out to bless the people in Marien Platz in Munchen, Germany on a sunny sunday morning.

Flower decked Virgin Mary is out to bless the people in Marien Platz in Munchen, Germany on a sunny sunday morning.

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