Our Lady of Africa/Tabernacle of the World
This image was commissioned by a priest from Africa. He requested that the icon be made into a monstrance so he could bring the Eucharist to the people while traveling.
The features of Our Lady in this image are clearly of a Black woman. Her blue robes and golden crown are inspired by the devotional statue of Our Lady of Africa, which is in the Basilica of Notre Dame d’Afrique, in Algiers. That statue of Our Lady is the object of pilgrimages and has been credited with many miraculous healings.
Mary here presents Jesus to us in the Eucharist. The icon thus serves as a tabernacle, but also reminds us that Mary herself was a tabernacle. She carried Christ within her and presented him to humanity, thus making Mary the tabernacle of the World. AMDG!
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Your artwork or photography printed directly on 1/3" or 1/2" Gatorboard® panels. Gatorboard® is a similar but more rigid and sturdier than foamcore. Because it is so light, it can be easily used in frames or hung on the wall with velcro command strips. Printed with UV-inks directly to the panel, Gatorboard® prints are both smudge and scratch resistant. These prints can be placed directly into the frame without glass giving you a beautiful glare free print.