Thursday, February 15, 2018

Madonna del Conforto (Arezzo, Toscana, Italy)

Madonna del Conforto (Arezzo, Toscana, Italy) - February 15

An old and tarnished image of the Virgin Mary, shining in 1796 when a group of people of Arezzo pray before her litanies, for protection against earthquakes.  Another famous intercession was when a demanas later came the French invasion, and soon a...

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Maica Domnului de la Nicula (Fizesul Gherlei, Cluj, Transylvania, Romania)

Maica Domnului de la Nicula (Fizesul Gherlei, Cluj, Transylvania, Romania) - February 15

On February 15, 1699, occupying Catholic soldiers from Austria visited the Romanian Orthodox Assumption Monastery of Nicula, where they noticed an icon of the Virgin weeping large tears. The weeping continued until March 12, attested by many witnesse...

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The "Softener of Evil Hearts" Icon - February 15

"Softener of evil hearts"… What a great deal of hope there is in the name of this Icon: hope that some day justice will triumph on earth, that people will become kind and charitable, will begin to love one another.  How difficult that is in our em...

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