On the afternoon of this Tuesday, May 17, the “Poli” Art Gallery in Rome, dedicated to sacred art, inaugurated the exhibition entitled “Mary, ambassador of peace”.
It is the presentation of different mosaics of the Virgin Mary commissioned by some of the embassies to the Holy See that are exhibited in the Vatican gardens.
The paintings, which were blessed by Pope Francis in the Vatican gardens, represent some of the patron saints of South America, such as the Virgin of the Thirty-Three from Uruguay, the Virgin of El Quinche from Ecuador or Our Lady of Copacabana from Bolivia.
The works are for sale and the collection will be assigned to the Vatican Apostolic Limonery to help children affected by the war in Ukraine.
The event was attended by Cardinal Daniel Sturla, Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay), who highlighted the importance of the month of May as the month of the Virgin Mary.
“For all Catholics it is an important month because we love the Most Holy Mary and because for us she is also the Mother to whom we all ask for her protection and motherhood,” said the Cardinal.
“All of us – continued the Cardinal -, even if we are older, we need a mother, and the Virgin is a mother who is always present”, he highlighted.
The Uruguayan Cardinal assured that the Virgin Mary “is always with us” and then thanked the promoters for their work and the help given to the children of Ukraine.