Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Virgen de la Soledad

Virgen de la Soledad (Oaxaca, Mexico) , 1620 - December 18

One version of the story is that a mule with no owner wandered into a pack train on its way from Veracruz to Guatemala City. On December 18, 1620, when the group reached Oaxaca, the mule fell down outside the church of St. Sebastian, which contained ...

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Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope), Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (Our Lady of Hope), Oviedo, Asturias, Spain , 16th cent. - First Tuesday after Pentecost, December 18

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain    Oviedo, capital of the rugged land of Asturias in northern Spain, has honored Our Lady of Hope on this date for hundreds of years. In 1232, Doña Velasquita Giráldez gave its tailors' g...

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Nuestra Señora del Roble, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Nuestra Señora del Roble, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico , 1592 - December 18

In 1592, Franciscan missionary Fray Andrés de León set a statuette in a tree. A few years later, a girl herding goats found it glowing and fragrant, after hearing her name called from the tree. Prelates tried to move the image to the church, but th...

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