(notice the very big similarities the oval shape face, round eyes pointed nose and small lips)
Sacred Scripture gives us no physical description of the Mother of Jesus Christ. Yet some private revelations have resulted in "miraculous" images of the Blessed Virgin, which may actually reveal her physical features.
In the ancient Church Tradition a famous description of Mary's beauty was written by a monk a mystic name Epiphanius (died c 800) in his work "A Life of a Virgin" she described the Virgin Mary as not tall of stature, though her height was a little above the middle size; her color slightly bronzed like that of a Sulamite by the sun of her country; had the rich tint of ripe ears of corn: her hair was light, her eyes lively, the pupil being rather of an olive color, her eyebrows perfectly arched and black; her lips rosy, a shaped of her face a fine oval; her hands and fingers long, She was utterly full of Divine grace and loveliness Epiphanius added.
"The bodily shape of the heavenly Queen was well proportioned and taller than is usual with other maidens of her age; yet extremely elegant and perfect in all its parts. Her face was rather more oblong than round, gracious and beautiful, without leanness or grossness; its complexion clear, yet of a slightly brownish hue; her forehead spacious yet symmetrical; her eyebrows perfectly arched; her eyes large and serious, of incredible and ineffable beauty and dovelike sweetness, dark in color with a mixture tending toward green; her nose straight and well shaped; her mouth small, with red-colored lips, neither too thin nor too thick. All the gifts of nature in Her were so symmetrical and beautiful, that no other human being ever had the like." -Description of Our Lady from The Mystical City of God, (Pt II, Bk 3, Ch 2) by Blessed Mary of Agreda
The Blessed Virgin had auburn hair, dark eyebrows, fine and arched, a very high forehead, large downcast eyes with long, dark lashes, a straight nose, delicate and rather long, a lovely mouth around which played a most noble expression, and a pointed chin. -Description of Our Lady from The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations, (Vol. I, page 198) by Anne Catherine Emmerich.
Our Lady of Absam

The third image below appeared suddenly on a window pane in Absam, Austria in 1797. On a cold, snowy day in January, around three or four in the afternoon, an eighteen year old girl named Rosina Buecher sat by the window, sewing. Suddenly, she felt moved to look up at the window, where she saw strange markings, like a female human face, on the upper pane of the inside window.
She called her mother, who also saw the face (which was only about five inches wide and seven long). They concluded that it was the face of the Mother of God. Soon, neighbors came from all around to see the image. It was later moved into the local parish church.
Scientific studies showed that the image had some unusual qualities, which seemed to confirm its supernatural origin. To this day, the miraculously produced face of Our Lady of Absam is displayed on a side altar in the church of Absam, Austria. It is surrounded by ex-voto offerings which testify to the many miracles which God has performed for those who venerate Our Lady of Absam.
Mystical Sketch?
The second image comes from the popular Pieta Prayer Booklet, and all that I know about it is what the booklet says:
This picture of Our Lady was drawn by a mystic in Italy. Her hand was guided by Our Lady. There is a special blessing given each day to the person who carries it and another blessing given each time one looks at it with love.
The latter promise of blessings is obviously a private revelation.

1. As the first thing, tell me: how tall is the Madonna that you regularly see?
About 165 cm - Like me. (Vicka) [5 feet 5 inches]
2. Does she look rather "slender", slim or . . .?
She looks rather slender.
3. About how many kilograms do you think she weighs?
About 60 kilograms (132 pounds).
4. About how old do you think she is?
From 18 to 20 years old.
5. When she is with the Child Jesus does she look older?
She looks as usual - she looks the same.
6. When Our Lady is with you is she always standing or . . .
Always standing.
7. On what is she standing?
On some little cloud.
8. What colour is that little cloud?
The cloud is a whitish color.
9. Have you ever seen her kneel?
Never! (Vicka, Ivan, Ivanka. . .)
10. Naturally your Madonna also has her own face. How does it look: round or rather long - oval?
It's rather long - oval - normal.
11. What colour is her face?
Normal - rather light - rosy cheeks.
12. What colour is her brow?
Normal - mainly light like her face.
13. What kind of lips does Our Lady have - rather thick or thin?
Normal - beautiful - they are more thin.
14. What colour are they?
Reddish - natural colour.
15. Does Our Lady have any dimples, as we people usually have?
Ordinarily she doesn't - perhaps a little, if she smiles. (Mirjana)
16. Is there some pleasant smile ordinarily noticeable on her countenance?
Maybe - more like some indescribable gentleness - there's a smile visible as if somehow under her skin. (Vicka)
17. What is the colour of Our Lady's eyes?
Her eyes are wonderful! Clearly blue. (all)
18. Are they rather big or . . .?
More normal - maybe a little bit bigger. (Marija)
19. How are her eyelashes?
Delicate - normal.
20. What colour are her eyelashes?
Normal - no special colour.
21. Are they thinner or . . .?
Ordinary - normal.
22. Of course, Our Lady also has a nose. What is it like: sharp or . . .?
A nice, little nose (Mirjana) - normal, harmonizing with her face. (Marija)
23. And Our Lady's eyebrows?
Her eyebrows are thin - normal - more of a black colour.
24. How is your Madonna dressed?
She is clothed in a simple woman's dress.
25. What colour is her dress?
Her dress is grey - maybe a little bluish-grey. (Mirjana)
26. Is the dress tight-fitting or does it fall freely?
It falls freely.
27. How far down does her dress reach?
All the way down to the little cloud on which she's standing - it blends into the cloud.
28. How far up around the neck?
Normally - up to the beginning of her neck.
29. Is a part of Our Lady's neck visible?
Her neck is visible, but nothing of her bosom is visible.
30. How far do her sleeves reach?
Up to her palms.
31. Is Our Lady's dress hemmed with anything?
No, not with anything.
32. Is there anything pulled in or tied around Our Lady's waist?
No, there's nothing.
33. On the body of the Madonna that you see, is her femininity noticeable?
Of course it's noticeable! But nothing specially. (Vicka)
34. Is there anything else on Our Lady besides this dress described?
She has a veil on her head.
35. What colour is that veil?
The veil is a white colour.
36. Pure white or . . .?
Pure white.
37. How much of her does the veil cover?
It covers her head, shoulders and complete body from the back and from the sides.
38. How far down does it reach?
It reaches down to the little cloud, also like her dress.
39. How far does it cover in front?
It covers from the back and from the sides.
40. Does the veil look firmer, thicker than Our Lady's dress?
No it doesn't - it's similar to the dress.
41. Is there any kind of jewellery on her?
There is no kind of jewellery.
42. Is the veil trimmed with anything at the ends?
Not with anything.
43. Does Our Lady have any kind of ornament at all?
She has no kind.
44. For example, on her head or around the head?
Yes - she has a crown of stars on her head.
45. Are there always stars around her head?
Ordinarily there are - there always are. (Vicka)
46. For example, when she appears with Jesus?
She's the same way.
47. How many stars are there?
There are twelve of them.
48. What colour are they?
Golden - gold colour.
49. Are they in any way connected with each other?
They are connected with something - so that can stay up. (Vicka)
50. Is a little bit of Our Lady's hair visible?
A little bit of her hair is visible.
51. Where do you see it?
A little above her forehead - from under the veil - from the left side.
52. What colour is it?
Its black.
53. Is either of Our Lady's ears ever visible?
No, they are never visible.
54. How is that?
Well, the veil covers her ears.
55. What is Our Lady usually looking at during the apparition?
Usually she is looking at us - sometimes at something else, at what she's showing.
56. How does Our Lady hold her hands?
Her hands are free, relaxed, extended.
57. When does she hold her hands folded?
Almost never - maybe sometimes at the "Glory be".
58. Does she ever move, gesture with her hands during the apparitions?
She does not gesture, except when she shows something.
59. Which way are her palms turned when her hands are extended?
Her palms are usually relaxed upwards - her fingers are relaxed in the same way.
60. Are her fingernails then also visible?
They are partially visible.
61. How are they - which colour are they?
Natural colour – clean-cut fingernails.
62. Have you ever seen Our Lady's legs?
No - never - her dress always covers them.
63. Finally, is Our Lady really beautiful, as you have said?
Well, really we haven't told you anything about that - her beauty cannot be described - it is not our kind of beauty - that is something ethereal - something heavenly - something that we'll only see in Paradise - and then only to a certain degree.

The last photo picture is a closeup of the famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In december 1531, Mary appeared on Tepeyac Hill, Mexico, to Blessed Juan Diego, a native Mexican convert to Catholicism. She sent him to his bishop with the request that a shrine be built there in her honor.
The bishop asked for a sign. On 12 December God performed a miracle to convince the bishop that the apparition had occured. Blessed Mother set Juan Diego to the other side of the hill to collect Castillian roses, which were out of season in December. Yet he found them blooming there, just as Our Lady said! He took them to her in his tilma (cloak), and she proceeded to arrange them with her own hands. She then sent them him to the bishop.

When Juan Diego came before the bishop, he opened his folded cloak, letting the roses fall to the floor. Suddenly, an image of the Blessed Virgin appeared on the tilma, right before the eyes of everyone in the room! The bishop fell to his knees; he was convinced that Mary had appeared to Juan Diego, and the shrine she requested was built on Tepeyac hill.
I had gone down one day with two other girls to the bank of the river Gave when suddenly I heard a kind of rustling sound. I turned my head toward the field by the side of the river but the trees seemed quite still and the noise was evidently not from them. Then I looked up and caught sight of the cave where I saw a lady wearing a lovely white dress with a bright belt. On top of each of her feet was a pale yellow rose, the same colour as her rosary beads.
At this I rubbed my eyes, thinking I was seeing things, and I put my hands into the fold of my dress where my rosary was. I wanted to make the sign of the cross but for the life of me I couldn’t manage it and my hand just fell down. Then the lady made the sign of the cross herself and at the second attempt I managed to do the same, though my hands were trembling. Then I began to say the rosary while the lady let her beads slip through her fingers, without moving her lips. When I stopped saying the Hail Mary, she immediately vanished.

Our Lady was young and beautiful, exceedingly beautiful, like of whom I had never seen." Saint Bernadette Soubirous said when Our Lady appeared to her in Lourdes, France and when an investigator presses her for more descriptions of her and pressured her to compare the beauty of the Virgin Mary to certain beautiful personalities in France like actresses etc etc Saint Bernadette answered " They wouldn't have a chance" (Non y poden pas he)
In Fatima, Portugal the shepherd children describe her as wearing a simple long white dress and a veil with no design but described the dress as radiant,,prompting Lucia to describe the Virgin Mary as a young girl clothed with the brilliance of the sun,, however in her last appearance in Fatima, Portugal she wore a brown dress very similar to the dress she wore when she appeared to Saint Simon Stock in Mount Carmel.. In her appearances all of the seers said that she was holding a rosary with a yellow chain with white beads and widely separated.
It it fascinating to compare these 5 images, for they have many similar features. The eyes in each one seem rather large, and the lips are a small, "cupid's bow"-like shape. The nose seems rather long in the last two (and possibly the first as well), and even the chin has certain similarities.
Also, the two descriptions of Our Lady drawn from private revelations (to Bl, Mary of Agreda and Anne Catherine Emmerich respectively) also bear a striking resemblance to the pictures.

Yet each picture comes from at least four different countries (Mexico, Austria Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively). At least the first two were produced more than two centuries apart (1531 and 1797). As for the visionaries, Mary of Agreda lived in Spain during the sixteenth century, and Anna Catherine Emmerich lived in Germany during the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet they all seem to strongly concur!
Now remember, conventional artistic representations of Mary have never been perfectly "uniform. She has in fact been portrayed with many different faces by different artists! So we cannot argue that the similarities in these images arise from a "consensus" among Catholics as to Mary's physical features. Yet the fact that these three images, produced in three different media (paint, glass etching, sketch) in three separate countries over the course of centuries all bear a striking resemblance to one another.
Coincidence? You decide!

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