Auspice Maria

This symbol consisting of the intertwined letters A and M, is called Auspice Maria, a monogram of the Virgin Mary. Auspice Maria is Latin for “Under the protection of Mary” and is commonly found in Catholic religious art, on churches, and inscribed on jewelry.  It is sometimes (incorrectly) referred to or used as a stand-in for the salutation “Ave maria.”

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IDKLYONSOTG December 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm

This is so weird I started drawing this randomly and seeing a woman’s face a voice told me it was Eva then I thought what it said was eva is mira to I wonder well if I’m not crazy lol if it was saying Ave Maria I also seen a lions head evwrywhet w the sun turned into a big green eyeball and the voice called me the son of God but umm tag know it’s more likely I’m going crazy but it’s getting weird theirs so many coincidence and everything it’s told me has been real things

J Hirayama February 14, 2011 at 5:16 am

Could you kindly give the sources to support that AM stands for Auspice Maria?

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