La Madonna del Divino AmoreSmall mosaic
Church of Sant'Ignazio, Rome
The mosaic at
left is on one of the altars in the church and is a copy of an image in
a sanctuary on the Appian Way that has been associated with Marian
miracles. During World War II Pope Pius XII led the people of
Rome to the sanctuary to pray for the safety of their city. Still
today it is the site of frequent well-attended processions.
for images of La Madonna del Divino Amore is as seen at left. The
child sits on Mary's right arm; a dove is above and angels with censers
flank the two.
words at the base of the image, mater
divini amoris ora pro nobis, mean "Mother of divine love, pray
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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke