Korunování milostných mariánských obrazů [Coronation of Virgin Mary’s images of Mercy]

  • Dana Vrabelová

Abstract

Royal insignia, the crown and the throne, given to the images of Virgin Mary of Mercy for greater honor and glory, symbolizes the eathly apex of Marian reverence and piety.

During the Baroque period, count Alessandro Sforza Pallavicini of Piacenza, an Italian nobleman, who was known since his youth for his great reverence to the Mother of God, came up with the idea of coronation Virgin Mary’s images of Mercy. The Count Sforza foundation was established and the Pope placed it under the administration of the Vatican Chapter in St. Peter’. The Vatican Chapter published clearly formulated conditions for coronation. Accurate records of papal coronations Virgin Mary’s images of Mercy between 1631–1981 are kept all over the world in the manuscripts “Madonne Coronate” held in dell’Archivio del Capitolo di san Pietro in the Vatican library. 

How to Cite
VRABELOVÁ, Dana. Korunování milostných mariánských obrazů [Coronation of Virgin Mary’s images of Mercy]. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 103-123, june 2014. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <http://theologica.cz/index.php/theologica/article/view/50>. Date accessed: 23 july 2019.

Keywords

Virgin Mary; imago; coronations; Sforza foundation; Vatican Chapter