“My children… I did a pilgrimage to Torreciudad, barefoot, to honor our Lady. And I went to Fatima, also barefoot, to honor our Lady, in a spirit of penance. Now I’ve come to Mexico to do this novena to our Mother.”
– St. Josemaria Escriva (1970)
The Marian Notecards Collection from the St. Josemaria Institute are beautifully illustrated with four custom images of the Blessed Virgin Mary from some of the shrines that St. Josemaria Escriva went on pilgrimage during his lifetime:
– Our Lady of Torreciudad
– Our Lady of Loreto
– Our Lady of Fatima
– Our Lady of Guadalupe
The set of twelve 5″ x 7″ blank notecards includes three of each of the four images. The back of each card includes a quote from St. Josemaria Escriva about the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as a brief description of his pilgrimage to her shrine (click image to enlarge):
These beautifully illustrated notecards are ideal for any occasion: birthday, thank you, wedding, new home, welcome baby, anniversary, ordination, sympathy, get well, thinking of you, etc.
The images of the Blessed Virgin Mary were illustrated by Lily Niederpruem exclusively for the St. Josemaria Institute.
A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST
“I am honored and humbled to have had the chance to paint these images of our Blessed Mother for the St. Josemaria Institute. While it was quite challenging to attempt to capture our Lady’s virtues and beauty with my human hands, it was also a great joy to spend time reflecting on her and her messages relayed through these different apparitions. Any goodness that comes from these images is a gift from our Heavenly Father. My hope is that these will serve as a reminder of her constant help and motherly love for us, by which she leads us to her Son.”