Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mother of God, Zhyrovichy, Slonim, Hrodna, Belarus

Mother of God, Zhyrovichy, Slonim, Hrodna, Belarus , 1500 - May 20

Zhyrovichy* is in the Grodno region of eastern Belarus, which belonged to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania when this story begins. One night around 1500 (storytellers and scholars disagree on the year), some herders noticed a wild pear tree radiating lig...

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Santa Maria della Salute, Valentano, Viterbo, Latium, Italy

Santa Maria della Salute, Valentano, Viterbo, Latium, Italy , 1470 - Third Saturday of May

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Salute was founded around 1470 by a reformed bandit, Francesco "Ceccino" Portici, who had turned himself in to the Bishop of Castro during a 24-hour amnesty. After a period of penance in the Cathedral of Castro -- t...

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Virgen de los Remedios, San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines

Virgen de los Remedios, San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines , 1956 - Third Saturday of May

To counter the communist insurgency in his diocese, Cesare Marie Guerrero, first Bishop of San Fernando, started a movable ministry called in Tagalog the Cruzada ning Pamanisi at Lugud, Crusade of Penance and Charity. Using an old statue of the Virgi...

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Santa Maria del Pozzo / Our Lady of the Well - Capurso, Bari, Italy

Santa Maria del Pozzo / Our Lady of the Well - Capurso, Bari, Italy , 1705 - August 30, May 20

The town of Capurso (Bari), on the east coast of southern Italy, claims Our Lady of the Well as its patron under the title Madonna del Pozzo. Tradition says that it was on August 30, 1705, that the image of Our Lady sculpted in wood was found in a we...

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