Saturday, July 04, 2020

Mariä Heimsuchung, Werl, Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Mariä Heimsuchung, Werl, Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany , 1170 - First Saturday of July

The Church of the Visitation in Werl, one of the main pilgrimage destinations in the Westphalian region of western Germany, is famous for its statue of Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted. Carved of alder wood around 1170, Mary is seated on a throne, wi...

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Nuestra Señora del Refugio, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Nuestra Señora del Refugio, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico , 1720 - July 4

Jesuit missionary Juan José Güica brought a painting of Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners from Italy to Mexico in 1720. In a dream, the Virgin told Padre Güica to ask the Franciscans of Zacatecas to use and promote the image; they distributed over 150 c...

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Virgen de los Reyes (Virgin of the Kings), La Dehesa, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain

Virgen de los Reyes (Virgin of the Kings), La Dehesa, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain , 1546 - First Saturday of July, September 24, January 5

The most important festival of El Hierro is the Fiesta de la Virgen de los Reyes , held every four years, on the first Saturday of July. During the party moves to the patron saint of the island, from his sanctuary in La Dehesa ( La Frontera ) to the ...

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