The Mother of God appeared on the one and only occasion of September 19, 1846 to two shepherds: 15-year-old Melania Calvat and 11-year-old Maksymin Giraud on a mountain rising above La Salette, in the high Alps in France.
According to the children's accounts, she was a woman of extraordinary beauty sitting inside a bright sphere. Initially, she had her face covered, and her elbows rested on her knees and she cried. On her breast was a cross with Jesus Christ with tools of torment placed on it: a hammer and pliers. From the cross radiated the extraordinary brightness surrounding Mary.
Icon made on the basis of the image of Our Lady of Kodeń - originally a painting located in the papal chapel - made on the basis of sculpture. In 1630 - he stole it and brought it to the Polish lands, Prince Mikołaj Sapiecha. On August 15, 1723, the painting was crowned third, after the Mother of God of Częstochowa and Trotsky, a papal image in Poland.
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