Collection: Our Lady of Good Death Clermont

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


Our Lady of the Good Death with her shining golden robes and her smile invites us not to fear death with her as our guide, but to pray for a good death. A good death is one that leads to eternal joy and glory in Heaven.

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Our Lady of the Good Death received her pitch-black coat of paint around 1830, but since she is an ancient Madonna she must have been quite dark already before that. Perhaps she needed restoration and her blackness was confirmed by fresh paint. She was discovered in the funerary chapel of a bishop of Clermont-Ferrand in 1972.