Sunday, July 21, 2019

Our Lady of Kazan

Our Lady of Kazan (Kazan, Russia) , 1579 - November 4, July 21

Our Lady of Kazan, also called Theotokos of Kazan (Russian: Казанская Богоматерь tr. Kazanskaya Bogomater' ), was a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church, representing the Virgin Mary as the protector ...

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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Westrozebeke (Our Lady of Westrozebeke), Staden, West Flanders, Belgium

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Westrozebeke (Our Lady of Westrozebeke), Staden, West Flanders, Belgium , 1382 - Third Sunday of July, November 26

On November 26, 1382, opposing armies camped around the village of Westrozebeke: rebels recently victorious in Ghent vs. Louis II, King of Flanders and French troops brought in to help him. Area residents congregated at a forest chapel to beg the Vir...

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Schwarzen Madonna, Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland

Schwarzen Madonna, Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland , 853 - First Sunday after Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Aylesford, England

"Einsiedeln" means "hermitage." It was the home of St. Meinrad, a Benedictine monk who retreated to this place in the pine woods to live in solitude, with a pair of tame crows for company. Abbess Hildegarde of Zurich gave him a statue of the Madonna ...

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Notre-Dame-de-Celles (Celles, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France)

Notre-Dame-de-Celles (Celles, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France) , 1686 - Third Sunday of July, May 28

n 1686, a curious happening shook up the village of Celles in the region of Ariege, near Foix: four women violently beat a priest. The priest took the case to court and obtained justice. On May 28, 1686, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning,...

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