Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Nuestra Madre Santísima de la Luz (Most Holy Mother of the Light), León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Nuestra Madre Santísima de la Luz (Most Holy Mother of the Light), León, Guanajuato, Mexico , 1722 - First Wednesday after Feast of the Ascension

In 1722, Jesuit priest Giovanni Antonio Genovesi of Palermo, Sicily, asked a visionary to find out how Mary would like to be depicted. The Madonna appeared to the woman as she wished to be portrayed, asking three times to be called "Most Holy Mother ...

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Our Lady of Vladimir, Moscow, Russia

Our Lady of Vladimir, Moscow, Russia , 1395 - June 3

One of the most beloved and well-known Marian images in the world, the Mother of God of Vladimir icon is of the type known as the Virgin of Tenderness or Eleusa (Merciful One), showing Mother and Child cheek to cheek in loving embrace. Prince Andrei ...

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Madonna della Lettera (Messina, Sicily, Italy)

Madonna della Lettera (Messina, Sicily, Italy) , 1693 - January 9, June 3

The Madonna's intervention saved Messina during the earthquakes that shook most of Sicily in 1693. On January 9 of that year, when the first tremors began, the Virgin Mary appeared to a sick girl named Paola Alfonsina, daughter of jurist Antonio Pesc...

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