The icon of St. Joseph: The Greatest Consoler of the Immaculate Heart was commissioned by the World Apostolate of Fatima and the Blue Army Shrine, especially for our Year of St. Joseph.
It was created by Vivian Imbruglia, an iconographer from California who has done many beautiful works for Catholic apostolates and dioceses across the nation.
The icon shows the vision of the Holy Family that occured during the last apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917. During that apparition, when the great miracle of the sun occurred before 70,000 witnesses, the three Fatima children saw a vision of St. Joseph and the child Jesus bless the world, while Mary stood by their side. St. Joseph appears in this image as a father, a potector and in a role of leader of the Holy Family. Mary appears as she did to Sister Lucia when she revealed her Immaculate Heart. Since Joseph shared in the joys and sorrows of Mary while on earth, he is the greatst consoler of her Immaculate Heart.
The icon is mounted on a 6″ x 8″ beveled wood plaque. It comes with a trifold explanation of the image and the symbolism in iconography. A wonderful keepsake item for the Year of St. Joseph for anyone devoted to the message of Fatima.