Oak framed icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is approximately 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Image is imprinted on a durable metal plate that does not require a glass cover. Removeable plaque rests in a high quality wood desk stand for display.
Plaque and stand are “Mater Dei Imports Originals” custom made in our Mater Dei Imports Wood shop.
In this icon, the Blessed Virgin Mary wears a dress of dark red, the color of the empress, the queen. Mary looks towards the faithful, while pointing at her son, Jesus Christ, who runs to His mother for protection, frightened by the instruments of crucifixion. (He is often depicted with a fallen sandal indicating his fear.) The angel on the left is Saint Michael Archangel, carrying the lance and sponge of the crucifixion. The angel on the right is Saint Gabriel Archangel carrying a 3-bar cross and nails.
The faithful are encouraged to also run to Mary and ask help and protection as they experience the cares, troubles and anxieties of life.