Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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-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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