Our Lady of Liesse

[Our Lady of Liesse]
Also known as

  • Our Lady, Cause of our Joy



An ancient statue of the Madonna and Child. It was brought from Egypt to France during the Crusades by three Knights of Malta who had been briefly captured by Saracens. It was enshrined at Liesse, diocese of Soissons. The original statue was destroyed during the French Revolution. A duplicate was installed and crowned in 1857.