Monday, September 09, 2019

Santa María la Antigua, Panama City, Panama

Santa María la Antigua, Panama City, Panama , 16th cent. - September 9

In 1510 Martín Fernández de Enciso and Vasco Nuñez de Balboa founded a town in Chief Cémaco's territory on the west shore of the Gulf of Urabá, initially named La Guardia and a few months later renamed Santa María la Antigua, fulfilling a vow t...

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Beata Vergine delle Grazie / Blessed Virgin of Grace, Chieri, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

Beata Vergine delle Grazie / Blessed Virgin of Grace, Chieri, Torino, Piedmont, Italy , 1630 - Second Monday of September

The bubonic plague that swept Europe in 1630 was especially deadly in northern Italy. The city of Turin lost over 70 percent of its population. The neighboring city of Chieri appointed a commission to control the epidemic. In the absence of reliable ...

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