OUR LADY OF HOPE STATUE - 6 1/2"
This unique statue depicts Mary kneeling in prayer with her hands resting on the Baby growing in her womb. Made of a plaster-resin mix this statue measures 6½”H.
Devotion to Our Lady of Hope is one of the oldest Marian devotions. The first shrine bearing this title was erected at Mézières, France in the year 930.
On January 17, 1871, Our Lady of Hope appeared in the French village of Pontmain. There she revealed herself as the “Madonna of the Crucifix” and gave the world her message of “Hope through Prayer and the Cross.” The basilica built at Pontmain by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate is one of the great French pilgrimage places, noted for its miracles of grace.
The Oblate Fathers introduced the devotion to America in 1952. Novena devotions are maintained at the Shrine of Our Lady of Hope, Oblate Fathers' Novitiate and Infirmary in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
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These unique statues are made in Colombia. Each one is individually hand-painted by talented women who are either widows, single mothers, or those who are sole providers for their families. Slight color and design variations may occur.