This is a wonderful travel icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared in Banneux, Belgium. The metal icon shows the Madonna standing with her hands folded in prayer. Beneath her are the words “Mad. dei Poveri”, which translates as “Madonna of the Poor”. The case is made of heavy stock paper designed to look like leather and includes a matching cardboard insert.
In 1933, the Madonna appeared eight times to 12-year-old Mariette Bero. Our Lady is reported to have stated:
“I am the Virgin of the Poor.”
“I am the Mother of the Savior, the Mother of God.”
The apparitions at Banneux were officially approved by the Catholic Church in 1949.
This is a vintage house chapel/niche for small statues. It has a gently sloping roof with decorative trim, a band of inlaid brass detailing, and is stained a lovely nut brown. This shrine is freestanding and will hold a statue up to 8” tall. It would be a beautiful enhancement for any home altar or prayer corner. Imported from Belgium.
Please Note: The statue shown in the pictures is sold separately. Look for item number F160915.
This is a striking vintage madonna. The Blessed Virgin Mary is shown as a young woman wearing a beautiful veil framing her face with many soft folds. Our lady is elegantly poised with her head slightly bowed, her eyes lowered, and her palms together in adoration.
This piece is ceramic painted to look like wood. There reverse has the original tag indicating that was handmade in Germany.
This is a wonderful example of vintage devotional artwork. It is a wax figure of Saint Anthony holding a young Jesus. Saint Anthony is holding Christ on an open book while Our Lord is reaching up to hug the saint around the neck. It is very sweet.
The figure is decorated with Catholic symbols associated with Saint Anthony. The Christ Child represents a famous vision he had of Jesus. The book represents St. Anthony’s reputation as a theologian and a teacher and the lilies represent purity. Saint Anthony's feast day is June 13.
The monasteries of Germany, particularly the region of Bavaria, are famous for devotional artwork, known as Klosterarbeiten, often incorporating traditional wax art.
This piece is believed to have been produced by nuns in Bavaria. The wax art it housed in a shadowbox and decorated with metallic trim. The back has a personal note written in German.
This is a beautiful icon depicting The Last Supper. Christ is shown at the center with a magnificent halo as He reveals the miracle of the Eucharist. The Apostles are seated to either side listening intently. The print is vibrant and full of energy.