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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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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