New icons arrived
On the left is:Mother of God of the Three Joys. In this icon we see, Mary hold the Christ child. Joseph is on the left and St. John the baptist is on the right. The legend of the icon is as follows.
The other icon is of, Mary and several well known saints. Its legend is as follows.
Although it lists different prayer requests one may pray before the icon, this is not to say that these are the ONLY prayers one may pray before this icon. You do not need a different icon for each thing for which you need an answer to prayer. Many saints were able to heal through the Holy Spirit. You do not need several icons of healers just pick the saint which the most touches your heart.
A very brief and incomplete list of healing saints:
St. Herman of Alaska
St. Nicholas (yes… THAT St. Nick)
St. Matrona (my patron saint)
Also, here is a LINK to additional female saints of healing and medicine.
The reason why I chose the triptych icon (the icon of Mary and all the saints) is because I wanted more icons of saints in my home and this is the most economical way for me to have that variety. I knew some of the saints in the icon but I have enjoyed researching and learning about the others.
I bought more icons for my home on the recommendation from the author of the Songs of Praise book I read during the first part of Lent. Read article HERE. I have heard one needs an icon in each room of their home. She also brought this up with a recommendation to ‘cense’ your home while praying an akathist to, Mary. I have placed the icons and prayed but I have not yet done incense in those rooms. Already… I can tell a difference in the atmosphere of my home. Things are more peaceful.