Who Is Our Lady of Africa?
Our Lady of Africa is actually a statue in honor of
the Blessed Virgin
Mary. The statue is located in the Our Lady of Africa
Basilica in Algiers, Algieria. The church is also referred
to as Notre Dame d'Afrique.
Our Lady of Africa is known as the Consolation of the
Afflicted for the miracles she has performed, protecting
and saving sailors from rough seas.
Our Lady of Africa is depicted in many different types
of statues. In some, she is holding the baby Jesus in
her lap as in the National Basilica in Washington D.C.
In other statues, she is opening her arms to all people,
offering help to those in need. No matter what the style
of the statue, they all show Our Lady of Africa as a
Our Lady of Africa Jewelry
Christians devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary wear Our
Lady of Africa jewelry as an outward symbol of their
love for the Mother of God. The Our Lady of Africa medal
is in the form of the Virgin Mary spreading her arms
for all people. She wears a crown on her head and a
long flowing robe.
Those who wear the Our Lady of Africa pendant, carry
the protection of the Virgin Mary with them throughout
the day. Whatever the conflict, the Our Lady of Africa
necklace is a reminder to have faith in the strength
and help of the Blessed Mother.
Our Lady of Africa Prayer
You who were open to the Holy Spirit
to welcome Jesus within you
and give Him to the world,
obtain for many young people
a like openness and availability.
Our Lady of Africa, Queen of Peace,
obtain the gift of peace for all nations
torn apart by hatred, resentment and racism.
May your Son's law of Love
win over and unite all hearts,
so that together we may sing the Glory
of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.