Monday, June 10, 2019

Notre-Dame de la Délivrance (Our Lady of Deliverance), Popenguine, Mbour, Thiès, Senegal

Notre-Dame de la Délivrance (Our Lady of Deliverance), Popenguine, Mbour, Thiès, Senegal , 1877 - First Monday after Pentecost

In 1887, Bishop Mathurin Picarda visited the mission of the Holy Ghost Fathers in Guéréo, Senegal, for the baptism of its first Catholic converts. The priests took a walk along the coast to the village of Popenguine. "What a magnificent site for a ...

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Nossa Senhora da Lapa, Sernancelhe, Viseu, Douro, Norte, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Lapa, Sernancelhe, Viseu, Douro, Norte, Portugal , 1498 - June 10

The story goes that in 1498, a mute girl was herding her flock in the hills of Quintela, outside the town of Sernancelhe in north central Portugal, when she found a statue of the Virgin and Child in the cleft of a rock. Young Joana made the statue an...

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