Our Lady Of Esquernes
Country : France
Year : 1162
The shrine of Our Lady of Esquernes, lies a half league from Lille, in Flanders, France. This image began to work miracles about the year 1162, and is still greatly venerated for the wonders which Mary continues to work through her intercession.
Legend tells that while the painter responsible for the image of Mary, at the above mentioned shrine, was putting forth all his effort and talent to depict the Mother of God as beautiful as possible, to conceive by the human mind, the Devil tried to intervene. The Virgin suspended the painter in mid-air until the Bishop arrived to pronounce exorcism, and the Evil One molested the painter no further.