I have a growing collection of photographs of ex votos that I see here and there. I love ex votos and think that you should too.
Here are two ex voto plaques that I recently photographed. These are great because they are from more recent years, showing us how they are not just something from a bygone era: the Blessed Mother continues to answer the prayers of those who entrust themselves to her intercession.
First the photo, then my translation of the inscriptions:
Thanks to Mary for her protection
on my mission to Africa.
A priest – 2012 – M.P.
The [female law] student prayed to you,
the magistrate judge [now] thanks you.
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