“The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic church, basilica and National shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City. The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, simply La Villa, as it has several churches and related buildings.” Wikipedia, 2016.
Happy Christmas to all followers of All about Mary.
The photo is taken in the chapel of the Santo Bambino, the “Holy Boy”, in the basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome. The statue is the object of special devotion during Christmastide, while all year round people from all over the world send letters of petition and thanks to the Divine Infant. These letters are then placed before the statue on the altar.
The Basilica of Santa Maria de Santo Spirito, Florence, Italy Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi during the late 15th century, is an example of Renaissance architecture. Brunelleschi is famously known for designing the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (1436), which possesses the largest brick dome in the world and is considered a masterpiece of European architecture.