This beautiful statue portrays the motherly care of Our Lady. This figurine has been crafted with care and hand-painted. Made of a resin stone mix. Part of the Florentine Collection available in 5, 8, 12 or 16 inches.
Our Lady of Graces is the patron saint of the diocese of Faenza. In 1412, Mary appeared to a local woman, holding broken arrows symbolizing protection against God's wrath and promised an end to the plague. Faenza Cathedral has a chapel dedicated to Our Lady, while residents often place ceramic titles with the image on their homes. The image represents mother and child in tender embrace (eleousa style), and is an icon of italo-byzantine origin which found its way form Rome to Cambrai, France in 1440. It is here that the icon received the title "Notre Dame de Grâce" and was and still is venerated as patroness of the city of Cambrai, also called "Cité-Notre Dame" (Town of Our Lady). Attributed to Saint Lucas, the icon of modest dimensions (35.7 cm x 25.7 cm) was crowned in 1894, and is annually carried in procession through the streets of Cambrai on the day before the Assumption (August 15). Our Lady of Grace has been witness to many historical events, such as the so called "Paix des Dames" 1529 which put an end to the war between France and Spain. The image/title of Our Lady of Grace is venerated in many countries throughout the world.