Mary’s cell – Mariazell Basilica

Mary’s cell – Mariazell Basilica

Our Lady of Mariazell can be admired among the scenic mountains, bears many titles, that prove the multinational character of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, such as: Great Mother of Austria, the Powerful Lady of Hungary or the Mother of Slavic Nations. The sanctuary itself bore the name of a bridge between eastern and western Europe for centuries.

For many people a prayer in this temple has a particular significance, since the faithful often describe their experience of seeing the Blessed Virgin moving her lips, answering their prayers, thus becoming even closer to the people’s hearts.