Sunday, September 22, 2019

Beata Vergine Addolorata, Campocavallo, Osimo, Ancona, Marche, Italy

Beata Vergine Addolorata, Campocavallo, Osimo, Ancona, Marche, Italy , 1892 - Third Sunday of September, June 16

In the 1870s, a small country chapel was built three miles from Osimo, a town just inland from the Adriatic near the world-famous shrine of Loreto. Don Giovanni Sorbellini, appointed in 1883 to say holy day masses at the Campocavallo chapel, hung in ...

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Madonna di Porto Salvo, Lampedusa, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Madonna di Porto Salvo, Lampedusa, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy , 1843 - September 22

The island of Lampedusa lies far south of Sicily, closer to Tunisia than to Italy. Since the time of the Crusades, it has been home to a rural shrine frequented by mariners both Christian and Muslim, who kept an oil lamp burning constantly before the...

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Virgen del Val, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain

Virgen del Val, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain , 1184 - Third Sunday of September

In 1184, a hired laborer fell into the Henares River. Unable to swim and fearing he was about to drown, he prayed for help, and at once the Virgin appeared, holding her child, and pulled the man to safety with her free hand. Some time later, the same...

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Notre-Dame de Pitié, Saint Martin d'Heuille, Nièvre, Burgundy, France

Notre-Dame de Pitié, Saint Martin d'Heuille, Nièvre, Burgundy, France , 1879 - Third Sunday of September, October 24

On October 24, 1879, in the Nevers area of central France, people brought a lifeless child to St. Martin's Church. They set the little corpse at the foot of the altar of Our Lady of Pity, where the words AFFLICTIS SPES UNICA REBUS (only hope in all a...

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