Monday, October 19, 2020

Virgen del Camino, Valverde de la Virgen, León, Castile and León, Spain

Virgen del Camino, Valverde de la Virgen, León, Castile and León, Spain , 1505 - October 19

On July 2, 1505, while watching his sheep, Alvar Simón Fernández saw the Virgin, radiant with light, and heard her say: "Go to the city; tell the bishop to come to this place and install in a decent place this image my Son wishes to appear here, fo...

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Icon of the Mother of God “O All-Hymned Mother”

Icon of the Mother of God “O All-Hymned Mother” - October 19

The Icon “O All-Hymned Mother” derives its title from the thirteenth Kontakion of the Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos. “O All-Hymned Mother who bore the Word, holiest of all the saints....”   The Mother of God wears a crown, and clasps...

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Madre de Dios, Pobra, Xaló, Alicante, Valencia, Spain

Madre de Dios, Pobra, Xaló, Alicante, Valencia, Spain , 1731 - Third Monday of October

The story goes that in 1731, in the Benibrai area outside the town of Xaló, old Uncle Canet was plowing with two mules when his plow struck an object. It turned to be a box containing a statue of the Virgin, whose poor condition led to the title "Po...

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