Friday, December 08, 2017

Virgen de la Concepción, San Juan de los Lagos

Virgen de la Concepción, San Juan de los Lagos (San Juan de los Lagos , Mexico) , 1224 - November 30, February 2, December 8

Fray Miguel de Bolonia, of the Spanish Netherlands, was one of the first Franciscans to enter Mexico in 1524. A saintly missionary who learned the native languages and stood up for natives when Spanish rulers threatened them, he traveled through Mexi...

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception - December 8

he Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September 8.  ...

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Our Lady of Caysasay

Our Lady of Caysasay (Taal, Philippines) , 1603 - December 8, December 9

In 1603, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningkad fished out his net in the  Pansipit River, in Taal, Batangas, a twelve inch tall image of OUR LADY OF CAYSASAY, radiating with heavenly luster. Upon seeing this image, Juan, being a pious man pros...

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Santa Marian Kamalen, Hagåtña, Guam

Santa Marian Kamalen, Hagåtña, Guam , 1825 - April 14, December 8

Various local traditions agree that long ago, a Chamorro fisherman named Babang noticed lights in the sea, which turned out to be two crabs with lit candles on their backs, flanking a statue of the Virgin. Only after adopting Christian ways was he ab...

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Nuestra Señora de los Milagros de Caacupé / Our Lady of the Miracles of Paraguay - Paraguay

Nuestra Señora de los Milagros de Caacupé / Our Lady of the Miracles of Paraguay - Paraguay , 16th cent. - December 8

The legend of how the image and the significance of Our Lady of the Miracles of Caacupé came about dates back to the early 16th century. It is said that a Gauraní Indian, recently converted by Franciscans of the Tobati mission, was in a situation o...

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