While creating this site, I searched the Web for pages which offered images of Mary for free use. At first I had a very hard time finding them (conventional search engines proved all but useless). But I did eventually find many pages offering Marian images. I've provided links to them here so that you won't have to go through what I did to find that perfect picture for your site! :-)
Together, these links provide hundreds of pictures of Mary from all over the world and from different eras of Christian history (including the lovely picture above)! Many of them can be downloaded free of charge (always check first).
Gallery of the Rosary Twelve images of Mary, plus six of Jesus.
The Blessed Virgin Mary Art Page. Another twelve pictures here, many depicting Mary's life.
Mother of God Icons. A great collection of Eastern Christian images. Does not say whether one can download them, so please ask permission before using these ikons!
Rare Portraits of the Blessed Virgin Mary. More ikons; these are from the Coptic (Egyptian Christian) tradition. Again, ask permission before downloading anything. (With links to pages which the Mystical Rose Catholic Page does not intend to endorse by this link).
The "MaryTalk" Picture Gallery. Quite a collection here! Thirty-two images of Mary from around the world which you can download for free!
MaxKol Main Picture Gallery
Virgin Mary Art Gallery
The Catholic Tradition. This site has lots of beautiful Catholic graphics, many of Mary (including one similar to the one on top of this page). (With links to pages which the Mystical Rose Catholic Page does not intend to endorse by this link).
The Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Free images of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See also their new Picture Gallery. Takes a while to load but has a lot to offer.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Image Collection. Fifty images of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from around the world.
Our Lady's Gallery. You must check out this one: one hundred and thirty Marian pictures! The picture on the top of this page came from this site. Lovely Marian wallpaper also available here, and it's all free (though you have to notify the people who maintain that site, and use it in a reverent manner, of course).
Patron Saints Index: The Blessed Virgin Mary This biographical page on Blessed Mother has links to a number of galleries of Marian Art on Catholic Forum. The collection is truly incredible; two of the galleries have over 100 pictures each! Another "must see".
Nursing Madonna Images.
The oldest-known image of the Mother of God, in the Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome, depicts her nursing the Infant Jesus. Over the centuries many more artists have depicted this precious subject. Some such images are featured in the Gallery of Breastfeeding Art. (The site does not indicate that these pictures are available for personal use, so if you wish to download any of them, ask permission first).
To Jesus through Mary: check out the Links to Images of Jesus.
Last Updated 17 March 2004, Feast of St. Patrick of Ireland
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