Sunday, October 24, 2021

Notre-Dame de Pitié, Saint Martin d'Heuille, Nièvre, Burgundy, France

Notre-Dame de Pitié, Saint Martin d'Heuille, Nièvre, Burgundy, France , 1879 - Third Sunday of September, October 24

On October 24, 1879, in the Nevers area of central France, people brought a lifeless child to St. Martin's Church. They set the little corpse at the foot of the altar of Our Lady of Pity, where the words AFFLICTIS SPES UNICA REBUS (only hope in all a...

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Madonna delle Grazie, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Madonna delle Grazie, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy , 1479 - Fourth Sunday of October

When Sir John Emo was serving as Venetian ambassador to Constantinople, Sultan Mohammed II gave him a Byzantine-style icon of the Virgin nursing the Child. In 1479, Sir Emo became Lieutenant of Udine, a city in northeast Italy then under the Republic...

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