Sunday, June 18, 2017

Our Lady of Igor, Kiev, Ukraine

Our Lady of Igor, Kiev, Ukraine , 1147 - June 18

When Prince Igor Olegovich ascended the Kievan throne in 1146, an uprising quickly unseated him. The defeated prince became a monk of St. Theodore's in Kiev. In his cell he prayed before an icon of the Mother of God, a a small Virgin of Tenderness wi...

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Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Honfleur, Calvados, Normandy, France

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Honfleur, Calvados, Normandy, France , 1700 - Third Sunday of June

Richard II, Duke of Normandy, founded the first chapel here in 1023 to fulfill a vow made in a storm. In 1538 a landslide destroyed it. The present building dates from 1600--pillaged during the Revolution and later restored. St. Thérèse visited the...

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Notre-Dame, Gardienne de la Foi, Bourguillon, Fribourg, Switzerland

Notre-Dame, Gardienne de la Foi, Bourguillon, Fribourg, Switzerland , 1438 - Third Sunday of June

On the third Sunday of June every year, the day of the sick brings some 250 pilgrims to the hilltop shrine on the site of a former leper colony overlooking the city of Fribourg. In 1438, authorities organized a pilgrimage there to pray for the healin...

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Notre-Dame-des-Oliviers / Our Lady of Olives (Murat, Cantal, France)

Notre-Dame-des-Oliviers / Our Lady of Olives (Murat, Cantal, France) , 1881 - June 18

In a pleasant valley of France there lies a little city where by the favor of God lightning never falls.   This favor, unique in the world, dates back to the time when the church of Murat (Cantal) was burned by lightning except for a wooden statue...

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