Sunday, December 15, 2019

Virgen de la Puerta (Otuzco, La Libertad, Peru)

Virgen de la Puerta (Otuzco, La Libertad, Peru) , 1560 - December 15, October 27

The Augustinian Fathers founded the highland city of Otuzco in 1560, dedicating both town and church to the Immaculate Conception. On the church's main altar was a statue of the Virgin from Spain, carried in procession once annually on the feast of t...

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Nuestra Señora de Monguí / Our Lady of Mongui, Monguí, Boyacá, Colombia

Nuestra Señora de Monguí / Our Lady of Mongui, Monguí, Boyacá, Colombia , 16th cent. - December 15

Highly venerated, the Virgin of Monguí, is the patroness of Boyacá. The story goes that when King Charles I of Spain retired from his throne, went to the monastery of Yuste in the Spanish province of Cáceres to prepare for death, having been remo...

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