This Our Lady of Good Counsel icon features a lovely rendition of the famous painting of Our Lady of Good Counsel, featuring Madonna and Child. The original painting of Our Lady of Good Counsel is said to be miraculous and dates to the year 1467. This title of Our Lady was even added to the Litany of Loreto. Many popes made pilgrimages to see the miraculous image which hangs in the Augustinian church at Genazzano not far from Rome. The Christ Child nestles close to his mother, which is why this image has sometimes been called "The Mother of Tenderness". The halos that surround Jesus and Mary have in Latin the words: SS. Mater Boni Consilii Ora Pro Nobis, Jesum Filium Tuum which means: "Most Holy Mother of Good Counsel, pray for us to Jesus, your Son." This icon features lovely muted earth tones making it a great centerpiece for a family altar or prayer corner. It will even look great simply hanging in your kitchen where your family gathers for their meals. This Our Lady of Good Counsel icon is a wonderful way to inspire holy love in your own home. Printed on a heavy wood board with a hook in the back for hanging.
Many compliments from my Catholic friends. I find this very inspirational.
Our Lady of Good Counsel
Valerie Koch(Mankato, March 25, 2014)
The picture was purchased for our school which was once named Good Counsel school. As part of our morning prayer, we pray, "Our Lady of Good Counsel...Counsel and Direct Us!" What I found from students was that they didn't connect Mary as Our Lady of Good Counsel, so the NHS students purchased this product to help as a visual aid in our prayers. It is absolutely breath-taking with the gold inlay paint and the beautiful, tender, and sweet portrait of Mary and Baby Jesus. I give it 5 stars!