About the artist
Luigi Crosio was born in Alba, Italy in 1835 and died in Turin, 1915. He often painted religious works for the Kuenzli Brothers in Switzerland. This company specialised in religious and pious works for printing and distribution. There was a legal case in the 1890s regarding his painting Refuge of Sinners. This was his most successful image and another artist claimed the copyright for it. However, the Kuenzli Brothers produced photographs that showed the face of the Virgin was based on the face of one of Crosio's daughters. The last work that Crosio is recorded having painted for the Kuenzli Brothers was in 1911. link
The Historical Title "Mother Admirable"
...In his profound attachment to Our Lady, [Jesuit priest] Father Rem desired to know which of the invocations from the Litany of Loreto would please her most. While praying he received the insight that the title ‘Mother Admirable’ presents a summary of everything that can be said about the Mother of God.
On April 6, 1604 [today's date], Mary confirmed this title... from then on, the invocation was sung three times in Ingolstadt and at other places in Germany.” more history
In the early 20th century, the Schoenstatt founder, Fr Joseph Kentinich adopted this painting to adorn a small German shrine that he and a group of seminarians rehabilitated. They addressed her as "Mother Thrice Admirable" (MTA) because she is admirable as Mother of God, Mother of Christ, and Mother of all people. Three duplicate or daughter shrines are situated in Wisconsin. There are approximately 200 daughter shrines located throughout the world.
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