The Virgin Mary has watched over the Mediterranean for more than 2000 years. Many shrines are dedicated to him, some of which are shared between Christians and Muslims.

From Nazareth to Loreto, from Our Lady of the Guard to Our Lady of Lebanon, from Ephesus to Lampedusa, or even from Our Lady of Africa to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Virgin Mary is loved as the one who protects from all perils.

Our prayer rises to her for those who cross the sea at the risk of their lives. Our prayer points towards her for the inhabitants of the five shores called to know, appreciate and support each other.

To Our Lady of Peace, we entrust the conflicts that still tear our seas apart and the economic disparities that hurt our common dignity. We entrust him with our unique stories to learn how to share the story in a spirit of reconciliation and peace.

* Our Lady of the Guard, Marseille France

* Our Lady of Loreto, Italy

* Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth

* Our Lady of Africa, Algiers, Algeria

* Our Lady of Peace, Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

* Meryem Ana Evi, House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

* Our Lady of Lebanon

* Our Lady of Zeitoun, Egypt

* Ta’ Pinu National Sanctuary in Għarb, Malta

* Our Lady of Good Counsel, Albania

* Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lampedusa, Italy

* Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii, Italy