Monday, May 20, 2019

Mother of God, Zhyrovichy, Slonim, Hrodna, Belarus

Mother of God, Zhyrovichy, Slonim, Hrodna, Belarus , 1500 - May 20

Zhyrovichy* is in the Grodno region of eastern Belarus, which belonged to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania when this story begins. One night around 1500 (storytellers and scholars disagree on the year), some herders noticed a wild pear tree radiating lig...

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Santa Maria del Pozzo / Our Lady of the Well - Capurso, Bari, Italy

Santa Maria del Pozzo / Our Lady of the Well - Capurso, Bari, Italy , 1705 - August 30, May 20

The town of Capurso (Bari), on the east coast of southern Italy, claims Our Lady of the Well as its patron under the title Madonna del Pozzo. Tradition says that it was on August 30, 1705, that the image of Our Lady sculpted in wood was found in a we...

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Notre-Dame du Laus, Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, Hautes-Alpes, France

Notre-Dame du Laus, Saint-Étienne-le-Laus, Hautes-Alpes, France , 1664 - First Monday before Pentecost

The Virgin Mary started appearing to shepherdess Benoite Rencurel, 19, in 1664 and continued visiting her until she died in 1718.   The Blessed Mother asked for a church and a house for priests to be built, with the intention of drawing peo...

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