Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Madonna del Faggio (Our Lady of the Beech Tree), Castelluccio, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Madonna del Faggio (Our Lady of the Beech Tree), Castelluccio, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy - July 26

The story goes that in 1672 the Blessed Virgin told a shepherd boy that she wished to be venerated at a certain place in the beech woods near Castelluccio in central Italy, whereupon the child discovered a terracotta Madonna affixed to one of the tre...

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Icon of the Mother of God “It Is Truly Meet”, Mount Athos, Greece

Icon of the Mother of God “It Is Truly Meet”, Mount Athos, Greece , 13th cent. - July 26

The “It is Truly Meet” Icon of the Mother of God is in the high place of the altar of the cathedral church of the Karyes monastery on Mount Athos.   One Saturday night an Elder went to Karyes for the all-night Vigil. He left, instructing his d...

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