Any Catholic that goes into a shop looking for religious statues knows that the majority of them are absolutely hideous, especially those of one manufacturer who shall be nameless. Those of us who can remember the Latin Mass and the statues we used to have before Vatican II are horrified at the truly gruesome and ugly monstrosities that are churned out and sold as images of Our Lord, the Holy Mother and the Saints. At last a statue of Our Lady that is PRETTY, that is GRACEFUL, that evokes a feeling of calm to behold it. I am absolutely delighted with this statue. It is simply lovely. Our Lady has a beautiful face and the colours on her robes are soft and muted. It is a Godsend to those of us who have little shrines at home and are fed up with second rate grotty lttle figurines that bear more resemblance to chimpanzees or gargoyles than holy statues. This statue in contrast is everything it should be. I am so glad to find it and will be praying the Rosary daily in its company.