Catholic Mary of Lebanon blessed in Church in Italy

26th of June 2010 she came to the City Hall in the Italian city of Siena, to be blessed in Church by Archbishop Antonio Buoncristiani.

The Muslim version of Catholic Mary, with verses from the Koran, in the Italian city of Siena.

This is the “Virgin Mary’s face”, in Arabic. The title is from the 19th chapter of the Koran, which is dedicated to the Madonna. In her crown, an Arab crescent, the symbol of Islam, is placed on one side of the cross. The Star of David, the symbol of Judaism, is on the other side.

The Italian artist Alì Hassoun, (46) was born in Lebanon, but moved to Italy in 1982, where he gained citizenship.

Banner to be blessed in Church

The banner was presented at City Hall of Siena on June 26, more than six months after its design was commissioned by the local administration.

Antonio Buoncristiani is the Archbishop of Siena

The banner is made for the Palio, a horse race held on July 2. The name of the race is Palio di Provenzano, in honour of Madonna di Provenzano, who has a church in Siena.

The archbishop of Siena, Colle Val d’Elsa and Montalcino, Msgr. Antonio Buoncristiani, noted that the representation had to resemble the face of the Madonna of Provenzano, to whom this July’s race is dedicated.

Monsignor Buoncristiani said he appreciated Mr. Hassoun’s banner in its entirety, but asked that in the future his office be shown the preliminary sketch so it could give an opinion on its religious aspects because it is blessed and shown in church.

Source: The New York Times.

My comment:

Catholic and Muslim “Virgin Mary” born without sin.

From EWTN, Global Catholic TV-Network.

Nevertheless, in a famous Hadith attributed to the Prophet, it is affirmed that: “Every child is touched by the devil as soon as he is born and this contact makes him cry. Excepted are Mary and her Son”. From this Hadith and from verses 35-37 of Sura III, Moslem commentators have deduced and affirmed the principle of Mary’s original purity.

God, in fact, according to the Koranic text, granted the wish of Anna who consecrated to him Mary, about to be born, and the One to whom she would give birth (III, 37). God predestined Mary and purified her, raising her above all women (III, 45).

To the radical opposite of this interfaith message, The Bible says all human beings are sinners:

The Bible warns us not to make anyone the “Queen of Heaven”.The crown exposes the great prostitute.

1 John 1:8
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

But not the great prostitute. She was without sin, and has been elevated. She also has a “son”, a false Messiah. A copy-cat.

What does the Bible say about the great prostitute?

Revelation 17:1

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters.

Revelation 17:5


Revelation 19:2

for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”

Read more about the Catholic-Islamic interfaith agreement on Catholic Mary.

First published: 12.07.2010.

Written by Ivar

12 thoughts on “Catholic Mary of Lebanon blessed in Church in Italy

    1. Dear Sueliz.

      Shalom, and thanks for blessing me.

      In the end, there will only be two masters. If you have made God of Israel and His Messiah (Father, Son and Spirit in One God) your boss you will be saved. All other “bosses” and copies of “Jesus” will lead you towards the eternal fire of Hell. The true Messiah will separate the sheep from the goats.

      The Queen of Heaven, is the great prostitute from the book of Revelation. She has a son, a claimed to be ” Jesus”. But this “Jesus” is a son of whore, and can not even save him self.

  1. And this is a Muslim interpretation of Mary?

    I have to say that this is the sexiest ‘Mary’ I have ever seen!

    Why was he allowed to paint her this way? How did he get away with this?

    And most important, where’s her burka?!

    1. Dear Laura.

      Shalom, and welcome to this site.

      Yes, this is a manifestation of Muslim “Mary”. She is there in the Koran. And the Koran states that she is “above” women. The Bible says the mother of Jesus was blessed “among” women.

      This fine print, makes a difference between the promoted divine “Queen of Heaven”, and a human being. A Jewish virgin, that found favor’s with God. A saved sinner.

      In regards to the sexy Queen of Heaven, I do not want an argument about the look of prostitutes. But yes. If you wants to make success in this kind of dirty business, I guess a good look will be helpful.

  2. Hi guys,

    Good point Laura! Where is the burka? She would be considered immodest by her dress here. Ivarfjeld, I never thought of the prostitute as Mary, but as the RCC itself?

    This picture is seductive looking. I didn’t notice it at first because we are bombarded with sensuality everywhere and it’s become the norm. It also looks like “mary” is wearing earrings!

    1. Dear Sue.

      The RCC and the prostitute are very much inter connected.

      Revelation 17:15.

      Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.

      The prostitute sits, and the waters is a global movement. The RCC are the waters, the religious system that includes peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. She is there with all of them, In every house, on every alter, above every pulpit.

      The prostitute is the lady, that holds mysterious Babylon together. I feel this Lebanese Queen of Heaven is a good illustration. Its not the image that is important. The image is just a manifestation of the Spiritual force behind the image. The RCC has thousands of these images, that have the same Spiritual source.

  3. Well, Sueliz, I have been out of Catholicism for so many years. And when I picture ‘Mary’, it’s the ‘Our Lady of Fatima’ look I am thinking about. A very plain and girlish looking ‘Mary’.

    I was actually quite shocked at this new ‘Mary’.
    Very, very worldly looking.

    Never thought either of the prostitute idea of Mary. Very interesting.

    Ivarfjeld’s Quote:
    ‘the image is just a manifestation of the Spiritual force behind the image.’

    I see now, Ivarfjeld, what you mean and it’s shocking to be thinking of ‘Mary’ now in that way. But I see what you are saying. I totally agree.

    1. Dear Laura.

      Shalom, and thanks for this very reflective comment.

      Its like we sing in Amazing Grace:

      I once was blind, but know I see….

  4. Lucifer is the “Queen of heaven” Lucifier, Hilel (Hebrew) is a female arc angel, not a male figure. The Romans know who they worship, these people rule the world, they are not stupid. The queen of heaven that they worship is NOT the mother of the Messiah, her name is Miriam.

    Jeremiah 7:18 … they worshipped the Queen of Heaven long before the Messiah was born, that was over 400 years before the Messiah was born. The worship of “mother mary” is nothing new, their forefathers did it, their fathers did it, and they’re doing it.

    Is this so hard to understand?

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