Sunday, September 13, 2020

Notre Dame de Valentine (Our Lady of Valentine), Ségur-les-Villas, Cantal, Auvergne, France

Notre Dame de Valentine (Our Lady of Valentine), Ségur-les-Villas, Cantal, Auvergne, France , 13th cent. - First Sunday after The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On a stormy night in the 1200s, a king was separated from his escort and lost in a deserted spot. Suddenly a lightning bolt revealed a statue of the Virgin in a niche in the rock. The king vowed that if he escaped, he would return there to build a ch...

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Notre-Dame de Cléry (Our Lady of Clery), Cléry-Sant-André, Loiret, Centre, France

Notre-Dame de Cléry (Our Lady of Clery), Cléry-Sant-André, Loiret, Centre, France , 1280 - First Sunday after The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The shrine began around 1280 with discovery of a statue of the Virgin, for which Philippe IV & VI built a magnificent church. The English destroyed it in 1428. In 1443, they beseiged Dieppe, and Dauphin Louis XI vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame de Cléry ...

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Nuestra Senora de Luz / Our Lady of Light (Palermo, Sicily, Italy)

Nuestra Senora de Luz / Our Lady of Light (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) , 1722 - Second Sunday of September

Father Giovanni Antonio Genovesi, SJ was born in Sicily on March 4, 1684, and became a novice of the Compania de Jesus (Society of Jesus/Jesuits) on March 2, 1703. As a missionary, he went around Sicily for twenty years. Through his preaching, he was...

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