Also on these boards
The “Seven Arrows” Icon of the Mother of God depicts the Virgin’s heart pierced by seven arrows. The original icon stood at the belltower stairway entrance of a church in honor of Holy Apostle John. It faced downwards, so people mistook it for a board and walked on it. Then a cripple had a vision that he would be healed by this icon. The icon was found and glorified; afterwards, the cripple healed. The icon worked miracles during a cholera epidemic.
An image of Christ unabashedly adorned with sequins and glitter, created by local nuns. This dazzling decorated image of Christ is displayed in tribute to the miracle of San Juan Nuevo in Mexico.
Thinking w/ the Crucifix: as we kick off the Year of Faith, let's ponder what Chesterton said about the Cross- it's the only symbol that can keep its shape while extending itself in all directions; it breaks out. To think with the Crucifix is necessarily to think outside of the box. When afraid, a simple prayer of "Lord, where are You in all this?" helps. Having recourse to the Sacraments and Rosary helps us think with the Cross. When studying the faith, let these things help you join the dots.