Sunday, February 26, 2017

Madonna dei Rimedi (Palermo, Sicily, Italy)

Madonna dei Rimedi (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) , 1064 - February 26

In 1064, the Norman brothers Robert Guiscard and Roger I besieged Palermo, which was under Arab rule, but tarantulas plagued their camp. The Madonna appeared to Roger and advised him to build a fire. He did so and the plague ended, but they had to gi...

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Nuestra Señora Purísima de las 40 Horas (Limache, Valparaiso, Quillota, Chile)

Nuestra Señora Purísima de las 40 Horas (Limache, Valparaiso, Quillota, Chile) , 1831 - Fourth Sunday of February

The story goes that in 1831, fishermen found a chest floating in the sea; inside was a beautiful statue of the Virgin in a white robe and dark blue mantle. Devotion remained private for many years, but eventually grew to the point that the statue was...

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