In the Christian tradition it is common practice to represent the events of the life of Jesus, of Our Lady, of the Saints. Just think of the icon of the Annunciation, the Nativity or the Last Supper. The adoration of the Three Kings. The nocturnes of Cana. The martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, the martyrdom of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, the miracle of the Madonna Gerontissa of the monastery of Pantokrato on Mount Athos. the icon of Saint Spiridone with a brick in his hand.
The list is really long. This new icon refers to the ancient Christian tradition of representing a miracle of the Mother of God. The preference fell on the icon because it is a symbol of tradition and theology par excellence.
While in the West the paintings have given life to artistic masterpieces and have an almost total freedom for the artist, the artistic side has been preferred to the spiritual and mystical one. At the meaning of the image for prayer. To avoid this problem and to better reflect the ultimate meaning of this representation, the icon was chosen because it is in the eyes what the sacred scriptures are to the ears. The icon invites us to prayer, recollection, veneration, silence, to enter our hearts as the deepest place of our being where man perceives the presence of God.