This painting is a new profile picture and logo of the Crusade of Mary Immaculate – MI Sheffield. It was painted by a Sheffield painter and artist Marcin Szuba at the special request of MI Sheffield. It shows Mary Immaculate and her devoted servant St Maximilian Kolbe. The painting was publicly blessed on 1 January 2015, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Sheffield and is now displayed in the church, next to the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. St Maximilian has become a special Patron Saint in the parish. We believe that God will bless and grant His graces to all who will approach the painting with trust and love to honour Mary Immaculate and St Maximilian.
Small images of this painting printed by the National MI Poland, based in Niepokalanow (where St Maximilian lived and worked), are now available at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and at St Anthony’s Church, with the daily Crusaders’ prayer on the reverse: “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you, and for all who do not have recourse to you, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to you”.
For more information about the Crusade of Mary Immaculate in Sheffield please visit: www.mi-sheffield.com and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crusadeofmaryimmaculate.sheffield.