Thursday, August 10, 2017

Virgen de la Peña (Our Lady of the Crag), Bogotà, Colombia

Virgen de la Peña (Our Lady of the Crag), Bogotà, Colombia , 1685 - August 10

On August 10, 1685, Bernardino Rodríguez de León "saw a great and unusual radiance that was not the natural light of day" in the peaks east of Bogotá. On drawing near, he realized the light was coming from an image of an angel, the Virgin and Chil...

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Notre-Dame de Grâces (Our Lady of Graces), Cotignac, Var, Provence, France

Notre-Dame de Grâces (Our Lady of Graces), Cotignac, Var, Provence, France , 1685 - August 10

Three important facts are related to this title, the first is the appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1519 calling for the construction of a church and announcing that going to pour gifts. The second is in 1638 when a novena to Our Lady of Thanks Cotig...

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Icon of the Mother of God “of Tenderness”, Seraphim-Diveyevo, Russia

Icon of the Mother of God “of Tenderness”, Seraphim-Diveyevo, Russia - August 10

The Seraphim-Diveyevo “Tenderness” Icon of the Mother of God belonged to St Seraphim of Sarov, and was his cell icon. With the oil from the lampada, which burned before this holy icon, the saint anointed the sick, who received healing after the a...

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Appearance of the Smolensk “Directress” Icon of the Mother of God brought from Constantinople

Appearance of the Smolensk “Directress” Icon of the Mother of God brought from Constantinople , 9th cent. - August 10

The Smolensk “Hodigitria” Icon of the Theotokos, or “She who leads the way,” was, according to Church Tradition, painted by the holy Evangelist Luke during the earthly life of the Most Holy Theotokos. The holy hierarch Demetrius of Rostov sug...

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Icon of the Mother of God of White Lake, Russia

Icon of the Mother of God of White Lake, Russia , 8th cent. - August 10

The White Lake Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos resembles the Vladimir Icon (May 21, June 23, August 26) in appearance. It was originally in the cell of St Cyril of White Lake (June 9), who often prayed before it.   One day, while chanting the Akat...

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Icon of the Mother of God of Greben, Russia

Icon of the Mother of God of Greben, Russia , 1380 - August 10

The Greben Icon of the Mother of God, glorified by miracles and located in a church in the city of Greben (on the River Chira, flowing into the Don), was presented by the inhabitants of the city to Great Prince Demetrius of the Don upon his return fr...

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