SIZE: 8 1/4" x 7 1/4"
High quality item. Gift boxed. The icon
has a hook on the back and can be placed on wall.
The icon reflects Mary's acceptance of all things at the Annunciation
by being the Mother of God
. Mary is pictured with her hands across her chest. On her forehead and each shoulder is an eight pointed star - the sign of her eternal virginity.
ICON TOP LEFT - as a child St Seraphim was sick and the Mother of God appeared to him and cured him.
ICON TOP RIGHT - St Seraphim was badly beaten by robbers and left hunched over for the rest of his life. The only possession the robbers found was an icon of the Virgin. After this incident for 1000 days St Seraphim knelt and prayed on a cement slab before this icon for his robbers.
ICON BOTTOM LEFT - before his death the Virgin, angels and saints came into his monastic cell and told him he would soon die - each of them was radiant with glowing crowns of Crosses on their heads.
ICON BOTTON RIGHT - St Seraphim was found dead kneeling before the Tenderness icon.
Pope John Paul II regarded St Seraphim as a Saint. His religious writings are often compared to those of St Francis. Many Catholic groups use his writings and self mortification as guides to holiness.