Madonna and Child The most significant Irish expressions of devotion to Mary come in the eighth century and following. In the eighth century we have Cú Chuimne’s hymn to Mary and in the ninth century Blathmac’s poetry praising Mary. Both of these Irish writers were connected with Iona. This growing Marian devotion can be seen in the Book of Kells, which presents the earliest Madonna and Child image in any western manuscript.
On 12th December 1531, Tepayac Hill was miraculously covered with Castilian roses. So, too, people began to fill with flowers the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the National Shrine in Washington DC