Mary, mother of Emmanuel
The Emmanuel Community commissioned the icon “Mary, Mother of Emmanuel” from the Benedictine Sisters of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Members of the Emmanuel Community may use the reproduction of the icon in the context of the Community’s mission. (Any commercial use is forbidden. Any use outside the Emmanuel Community is subject to authorization).
Copyright to always be mentioned : © Icône « Marie, Mère de l’Emmanuel » : Bénédictines du Mont des Oliviers – Jérusalem.
The icon “Mary, Mother of Emmanuel” is freely inspired by the “Virgin of the Sign”. The latter depicts Mary with open hands carrying Christ in a medallion about the prophecy of Isaiah:
«Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:
Behold, the young woman is with child,
and she will give birth to a son, and she will call his name Immanuel. » (Is 7,14)
« Our Lady of the Sign », is the promise of the coming of the Messiah. « Mary, Mother of Emmanuel », it is the promise that is fulfilled, the sign that becomes reality.