A forensic artist’s interpretation of the Blessed Virgin's face, based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin

The Face of Mary?

A forensic artist’s interpretation of the Blessed Virgin's face, based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin

Mary Poppins aloft... A silhouette of Mary Poppins with her umbrella up would be cute on the wall as party decor.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins aloft... A silhouette of Mary Poppins with her umbrella up would be cute on the wall as party decor.

Madonna Miracolosa  A vintage devotional image of the miraculous statue of Mary venerated in Taggia, Italy.

Madonna Miracolosa A vintage devotional image of the miraculous statue of Mary venerated in Taggia, Italy.

Have you ever wondered what images of the Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart symbolize? Great answers here!

Have you ever wondered what images of the Sacred Heart or Immaculate Heart symbolize? Great answers here!

Advocata Nostra, the oldest icon of Mary in Rome, at the Dominican Sisters Convent on Via Trionfale on Monte Mario. This icon can be traced back to its origin in Jerusalem, where tradition has it that it was painted by St Luke after the Resurrection, at the request of the apostles. But the tradition also states that after St Luke had sketched the outline, the image of Our Lady appeared on it. No human hand was involved. Such works are referred to as achiropita—'made without hands'.

Advocata Nostra, the oldest icon of Mary in Rome, at the Dominican Sisters Convent on Via Trionfale on Monte Mario. This icon can be traced back to its origin in Jerusalem, where tradition has it that it was painted by St Luke after the Resurrection, at the request of the apostles. But the tradition also states that after St Luke had sketched the outline, the image of Our Lady appeared on it. No human hand was involved. Such works are referred to as achiropita—'made without hands'.

Mary Magdalene - cured by Jesus of an unknown, severe  illness; becomes the leader of a group of women disciples who follow Jesus, provide for him financially, and listen first-hand to Jesus' teachings; first witness of the Resurrection; first evangelist, since she is told by Jesus to 'tell the others'; she brings the news of the Resurrection to the other disciples, including Peter and John

Mary Magdalene - cured by Jesus of an unknown, severe illness; becomes the leader of a group of women disciples who follow Jesus, provide for him financially, and listen first-hand to Jesus' teachings; first witness of the Resurrection; first evangelist, since she is told by Jesus to 'tell the others'; she brings the news of the Resurrection to the other disciples, including Peter and John

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