This superior quality statue of Our Lady of the Smile from Italy is made of white alabaster that rests on a marble base. Statue with base as pictured measures approximately 9 1/2″ tall.
Due to the natural variations of the material used, statue may arrive in a lighter shade of white than pictured.
When Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, was very young, her mother died and Therese became very ill. In her room was a statue of Mary that was similar to the statue shown here. As the family was praying at her bedside, Therese had the experience of the statue coming to life and smiling at her and she was instantly healed.
Because of its beauty and its association with Saint Therese, this statue will become a source of solace and peace for many, especially those who are sick or confined to their homes.