2013 Digital Spring Catalog
Gold Plated Icon Measures approx: 6.8" W x 8.5" H x 0.8" D
The Lichen Madonna is a favorite site of marian pilgrimage, especially from the area once occupied by Prussia "pod prusakiem". Pious legend has it that she appeared there to encourage those then persecuted because of their faith and nationality to persist in faith. The Blessed Mother holds a white eagle close to her breast assuring the Poles of her love for them, according to one pious legend. She is pictured with her eyes closed, reminding Poles of the value of the true treasures of the spirit, rather than those of this world.