Monday, May 03, 2021

Virgen de la Carrasca, Bordón, Teruel, Aragón, Spain

Virgen de la Carrasca, Bordón, Teruel, Aragón, Spain , 1212 - First Monday of May

In 1212, a herder found an image of the Virgin in a holm oak (carrasca) in the rocky countryside of Aragón. There are several stories about what happened then, all of them ending with a shrine in Bordón: Templars carried the statue to Castellote, 1...

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Madonna della Croce, Pietranico, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy

Madonna della Croce, Pietranico, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy , 1613 - March 25, May 3

On March 25, 1613, Annunciation Day, a farmer named Domenico del Biondo was walking through the Cross Quarter of Pietranico on his way to inspect his crops, when a woman in starry white appeared to him. She asked for the restoration of a shrine, then...

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Matka Boża Królowa Polski (Our Lady Queen of Poland), Poland

Matka Boża Królowa Polski (Our Lady Queen of Poland), Poland , 1617 - May 3

In 1617, Jesuit missionary Julio Mancinelli, then in Naples, had a revelation in which the Mother of God told him she wished to be known as Queen of Poland. By 1655, when the Swedes invaded Poland, Mary's new title was already known throughout the Po...

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Notre-Dame des Trois-Epis (Our Lady of the Three Wheat Ears), Colmar, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France

Notre-Dame des Trois-Epis (Our Lady of the Three Wheat Ears), Colmar, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France , 1491 - May 3

Thierry Schore, a blacksmith of the village of Tannach, going to the market at Niedermorschweier went to a place that reminded him of a fatal accident. The man dismounted, and, kneeling down, began to pray. While he was absorbed in prayer Our Lady ap...

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Cyprus Icon of the Mother of God, Cyprus, Greece

Cyprus Icon of the Mother of God, Cyprus, Greece , 4th cent. - May 3

his Icon gained renown in the 4th Century on the Island of Cyprus. There, it reportedly was initially on the gates leading to one of the churches on the island. Once upon a time, a certain passing Arab was bent on committing an outrage upon the Chris...

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