Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory

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This holy card is based on a statue in the basilica of Our Lady of Victory, Notre Dame des Victoires, in Paris. Therese of Lisieux prayed before the statue for help in becoming a nun when she was otherwise too young. The church has been very popular for many people desiring bold victory by our Blessed Mother.

The basilica was begun in 1629 by King Louis XIII, dedicated to his Catholic victory at La Rochelle. It wasn’t finished until 1740. Over the next century, the commercial aspects of Paris came to surround the church, and it had trouble existing as a parish. Then the cure, Charles-Éléonore Dufriche-Desgenettes, had a vision from the Blessed Mother. She said to dedicate the church to her Immaculate Heart and to found the Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He did both, and immediately the parish went from having a dozen people at Mass to four hundred. Eventually tens of millions enrolled in the Archconfraternity.
source: sistersihmofwichita.org

– 8.5 x 11" or 11x14" acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third to two inches of white space around the picture, depending on the size, so the image is smaller than the paper.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John