Monday, January 21, 2019

Virgen de Altagracia (Higuey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic)

Virgen de Altagracia (Higuey, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic) , 16th cent. - January 21

In the early 1500s, Spanish gentlemen Alonso and Antonio de Trexo built haciendas near the new town of Salvaleón de Higüey, on the island of Hispaniola, some 100 miles from Santo Domingo. They brought with them a 13" x 18" painting on linen, called...

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Nuestra Señora Virgen de Peñarroya, Ermita de Peñarroya, Ciudad Real, Spain

Nuestra Señora Virgen de Peñarroya, Ermita de Peñarroya, Ciudad Real, Spain , 1198 - First Monday after Feast of St. Anthony Abbot

The Virgin of Peñarroya spends a third of the year at each of three places: the Castillo de Peñarroya, the Moorish fortress where the statue was found; and the towns of Argamasilla de Alba and La Solana, 7.5 and 21 miles away. On this day, usually ...

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