Sunday, May 24, 2020

Our Lady, Help of Christians

Our Lady, Help of Christians - May 24

Our Lady, Help of Christians, Roman Catholic Church   Auxilium Christianorum, Help of Christians, is one of the many titles given Mary in the Litany, where it first appears in a copy of 1558. Invoking Mary under this title, counter-Reformation Cat...

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Our Lady of She-Shan, China

Our Lady of She-Shan, China , 1864 - May 24

n 1864, a Chinese religious took Sheshan (Shanghai) a painted image for him, and venerated as Help of Christians. The devotion spread each May 24 and celebrate the festival. Today is the largest Christian sanctuary in East Asia and there is a statue...

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Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Angels), Getafem Spain

Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Angels), Getafem Spain , 1610 - May 24

Fe found in the Cerro de los Angeles and the town of Getafe soon built a chapel there for that image, under the pontificate of Pope Benedict XIV the first privileges granted in their worship. SEE VIDEOS ... ... Our Lady of the Angels is the Patrone...

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Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio, Farroupilha, Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio, Farroupilha, Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil , 1432 - Fourth Sunday of May, May 26

n 1879, Italians from Lombardy built a chapel for their settlement in southern Brazil. Short on sacred art, they dedicated the chapel to the saint someone offered a picture of, the Madonna di Caravaggio. Today the shrine hosts over a million pilgrims...

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Notre-Dame du Château, Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Notre-Dame du Château, Tarascon, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France , 1348 - First Sunday before Feast of the Ascension

The statue of Our Lady first came to Tarascon around 1348, carried by pilgrims from Vallouise in the Briançon region, some 200 miles northeast, who came to give thanks to St. Martha at her tomb for surviving the plague. The people of Tarascon called...

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Santa Maria de Cárquere, Resende, Viseu, Norte, Portugal

Santa Maria de Cárquere, Resende, Viseu, Norte, Portugal , 1113 - Fourth Sunday of May

The first king of Portugal, so the story goes, was born paralyzed from the knees down. When Afonso Henriques was four years old, around 1113, his tutor had a dream. Our Lady appeared, asking him to go to the hills overlooking the Douro River, where h...

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Virgen del Portillo, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Virgen del Portillo, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain , 1118 - Fourth Sunday of May

In 1118, after 400 years of Islamic rule, Imad ad-Dawla ceded Zaragoza to Alfonso I "the Battler" of Aragon after a siege. The following March, Muslim forces trying to retake the city opened a breach (portillo) in its wall. In the night sky, rallying...

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Pentecost

Pentecost - Second Sunday after Feast of the Ascension

The liturgical celebrations of Pentecost in Western churches are as rich and varied as those in the East. The main sign of Pentecost in the West is the color red. It symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Priests or ministers & choirs wear r...

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Svetogorska Kraljica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Svetogorska Kraljica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia , 1539 - Third Sunday before Pentecost

In the spring of 1539, a shepherd girl named Ursula Ferligoj brought her village a message she said Mary had given her on the 2200' mountain west of town. "Tell this community that they should build me a church here and come to ask for graces." Local...

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Madonna della Rotonda (Pumenengo, Italy)

Madonna della Rotonda (Pumenengo, Italy) , 1585 - May 24

Almost a century and a half after the apparition of the Blessed Virgin in Caravaggio , which took place as is known the 26 May 1432 , it is said that May 24, 1585, to a  deaf-mute Calino,  who moved recently to Pumenengo and named  Zamboni Frances...

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