The place of pilgrimage

Etzelsbach, the oldest Ave Maria pilgrimagesite in the heart of the Eichsfeld region,has also found a place in the hearts of thepeople who know it. The simple shrine imageon exhibit here can easily be encounteredat eye level. The image shows Mary as amourning mother, stricken over the death ofher son. With a veiled glance, she gazes back at the people viewing her.