Thursday, April 20, 2017

Madonna degli Angeli, Sternatia, Lecce, Apulia, Italy

Madonna degli Angeli, Sternatia, Lecce, Apulia, Italy , 16th cent. - First Thursday after Easter

The Franciscan friars who built the chapel of the Madonna of the Angels in the 1500s named it for the one in Assisi where St. Francis founded their Order. Although the friars are gone, and part of the church building too, it is still a focus of devot...

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La Dolorosa del Colegio, Quito, Ecuador

La Dolorosa del Colegio, Quito, Ecuador , 1906 - April 20

On the night of April 20, 1906, an oleograph of the Virgin of Sorrows hanging in the refectory of the Jesuit College of St. Gabriel began to open and shut its eyes in front of 35 boarding students and two monks. The image was moved to the school chap...

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