12" x 16" Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Dimensions: 12" x 16"
This gallery wrapped canvas icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help showcases the image that is renowned for many cures and miraculous responses to prayer. Its origins trace back to 1495 and the island nation of Crete in the Mediterranean. A merchant brought the icon to Rome where it remained in the Church of Saint Matthew for 300 years. Although the icon survived the 1798 French invasion of Rome, the church did not and the popularity of the devotion was lost. Pope Pius IX, familiar with the miraculous history of the icon from his youth, placed it in the custody of the Redemptorist Order at the church of St. Alphonsus.