I first encountered the Vilnius image in the chapel at Broomtree Retreat Center. Immediately this image drew me in. It was as if I was kneeling directly before Jesus.
St. Theresa of Avila advised talking to Jesus as if he were right there with you. Some people are fortunate enough to do this without having external helps. I'm not one of those people. My mind wanders and I start making mental task lists or trying to remember if I fed my dogs or other pointless stuff during prayer without a picture or statue or other aid. Now that I have my own copy, I don't have wait until my next Broomtree visit to have those great conversations.