Sunday, September 23, 2018

Virgen del Carmen (Santiago, Chile)

Virgen del Carmen (Santiago, Chile) , 1822 - Fourth Sunday of September, December 19

Although Our Lady of Mt. Carmel was not declared patron of Chile until 1923, devotion to her has been strongly tied to Chilean nationalism ever since the liberators of Chile, San Martin and O'Higgins, credited their 1818 victory to her. So in the cap...

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Nuestra Senora de Valvenecra (Our Lady of Valvenecra), La Rioja, Spain

Nuestra Senora de Valvenecra (Our Lady of Valvenecra), La Rioja, Spain , 9th cent. - September 23

The title was established at Anguiano in the province and autonomous community of La Rioja in north-central Spain, located near Nájera, where it is celebrated on September 23. The title originated with the discovery of an image of the Blessed Mother...

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Panna Marie Pomocná, Zlaté Hory, Jeseník, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Panna Marie Pomocná, Zlaté Hory, Jeseník, Olomouc, Czech Republic , 1718 - Fourth Sunday of September

Near the town of Zlaté Hory on the Polish border, the pilgrimage center Maria Hilf got its start as a simple forest shrine. During the 30 Years' War, a woman named Anna Tannheiserová gave birth here while hiding from Swedish soldiers. Her son becam...

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Nossa Senhora do Cabo, Cabo Espichel, Setúbal, Lisboa, Portugal

Nossa Senhora do Cabo, Cabo Espichel, Setúbal, Lisboa, Portugal , 1410 - Fourth Sunday of September

In 1410, it is said, an old man and old woman from two different towns came to Cape Espichel, seven miles from Sesimbra, both having had revelations the Virgin would appear there. Together they saw her come from the ocean on a mule, and they found he...

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