Friday, April 19, 2019

Virgen de Dolores, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Virgen de Dolores, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico - First Friday before Palm Sunday

In the Spanish-speaking world, the Friday before Palm Sunday is Viernes de Dolores, Friday of Sorrows, when Our Lady of Sorrows is often remembered. Since 1885, the city of Guanajuato in central Mexico has marked this day in a beautiful, grassroots w...

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Virgen del Verdún, Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay

Virgen del Verdún, Minas, Lavalleja, Uruguay , 1901 - April 19

The 10' statue of the Virgin of the Verdun, illuminated nightly, stands on a 62' pedestal on 1100' Verdun Hill overlooking the town of Minas in southeastern Uruguay. Dedicated April 19, 1910, the shrine attracts thousands of visitors annually, partic...

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The Mozdok Icon of the Mother of God, North Ossetia–Alania, Russia

The Mozdok Icon of the Mother of God, North Ossetia–Alania, Russia , 1793 - April 19, May 2

At the time Christianity became the state religion of Georgia, the numerically small Ossetian people was still serving the forces of pagan darkness.  The Ossetians are one of the offshoots of the great Alan tribe, which was the dominant power in the...

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Our Lady of MARIABESUYÚ (Hungary)

Our Lady of MARIABESUYÚ (Hungary) , 1759 - April 19

On the site where once stood a church of the Premonstratensian XII century, a new church was to be built in the eighteenth century. On the night of April 19, 1759 the mason John Fiedler had a dream: Mary predicted that the next day in the ruins of th...

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