Thursday, October 12, 2017

Virgen de Zapopan (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico)

Virgen de Zapopan (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico) , 1541 - January 18, October 12

Patron of Jalisco state and the city of Guadalajara, the little Virgin of Zapopan is revered throughout Mexico. In 1541, ten years after the miraculous apparition of Guadalupe, Franciscan Fray Antonio de Segovia, who was said to have converted thousa...

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Virgen del Cisne, El Cisne, Loja, Ecuador

Virgen del Cisne, El Cisne, Loja, Ecuador , 1594 - October 12

Not long after founding the city of Loja, Ecuador in 1548, the Spanish colonized a mountain area 45 miles away, naming it El Cisne, The Swan. In 1594, a drought and plague of rats destroyed crops in the region. Threatened with famine in addition to p...

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Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 1717 - October 12

In 1953, the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil set October 12 as the feast day of the country's patron saint, Our Lady of Aparecida, to coincide with Columbus Day, which is also Children's Day in Brazil. In 1980, when Pope John Paul II was vis...

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Madonna della Pace, Albisola Superiore, Savona, Liguria, Italy

Madonna della Pace, Albisola Superiore, Savona, Liguria, Italy , 1482 - October 12

This idea, expressed by P.Dominique Pire, Nobel Prize for Peace in 1958, reminds us that we, the citizens of the world, we share responsibility for what happens both in our midst, both in distant lands, as victories and defeats, hate and love, are pr...

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Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Imus, Philippines)

Nuestra Señora del Pilar (Imus, Philippines) - October 12

Imus is the center of religion in Cavite being the seat of the Diocese of Imus, the diocese that has jurisdiction over all the Catholic parishes in Cavite. The home of the diocese is the Imus Cathedral, under the patronage of the Canonically Crowned ...

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