Tag Archives: Madonnelle

Something to Remember the Casa

For the past three years I’ve lived in Casa Santa Maria, the house for American priests studying in Rome. The building is older than the United States of America, having been a convent for a couple of centuries before it … Continue reading

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Feast of Our Lady of Humility

Today is also the Feast of Our Lady of Humility, the Madonna that is venerated in the main chapel of our residence for American priests here in Rome. This is just a local feast for our chapel, and by visiting it … Continue reading

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The Memorare

What!? You still don’t have the Memorare (meh-mor-ar-ray) memorized!!??? Better get to work… (I have already said four or five today, for personal intentions and those that people have sent to me!) The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Mary

Here is a locally-popular image of the Blessed Mother – enshrined in the wall above the high altar – in the main church of the town of Rocca di Papa, across the lake from Castel Gandolfo. It is fairly small, … Continue reading

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Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for Us Sinners

A PRAYER BY SAINT BONAVENTURE TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ: by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and the death of your divine Son, … Continue reading

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Someone to Watch over Me

Here is a Marian shrine that I saw on the corner of a building in Prague, Czech Republic (photographed on June 9, 2012). The image is of Our Lady of Loreto, for whom there is a great devotion in Prague. … Continue reading

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Lesser-Known Roman Churches, Part VIII

For the other posts in the series, click here. Today we look at a very centrally-located church, one that you are sure to pass by even multiple times during your visit to Rome, but nevertheless are likely to miss: the … Continue reading

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Mother of the Church

Here is the icon (in mosaic) of Our Lady, Mother of the Church that overlooks Saint Peter’s Square. Blessed Pope John Paul II had it installed there as an ex voto after he survived the assassination attempt of 1981. Last … Continue reading

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Our Lady Assumed

Here is the relief sculpture that is above the street entrance to our main house chapel, here at Casa Santa Maria in Rome: The street entrance to the chapel is never opened, which is a pity, since our chapel is … Continue reading

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Street Shrine

This Madonnella is on the corner of the palace belonging to the Oratorian Fathers (founded by St. Philip Neri), behind the church built by the same saint, called the Chiesa Nuova. It is definitely one of the more beautiful madonnelle in Rome. … Continue reading

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Rome’s Marian Shrines

On this Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, I am very pleased to make available a wonderful educational resource about the wayside shrines dedicated to Our Lady found all over the historic center of Rome. These images are fondly referred … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

Here is the Madonnella, or Marian shrine, attached to the corner of the building where I live. This image dates to the beginning of the 1800s. The frame around it – with two angels bowed in prayer, a Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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