#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Africa


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Our Lady of Africa Title given to a miraculous bronze statue of Our Lady, housed in the Basilique Notre Dame d’Afrique in Algiers, Algeria In the time of Constantine, northern Africa was Christianized along with the rest of the Roman Empire. St. Augustine was from this area. In time, this land fell under Muslim control and it […]

05/17/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Altotting


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Our Lady of Altotting (sometimes spelled Altoetting) Miraculous Black Madonna statue placed in the Chapel of Grace, Altotting, Germany in 1330 The Chapel of Grace in Altotting, marks the spot where St. Rupert baptized the first Christian Duke of Bavaria. An octogonal baptismal chapel was built to commemorate the event. Although the original chapel was destroyed, the […]

05/16/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Mariazell


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Our Lady of Mariazell, Austria In 1157 Our Lady dramatically answered the prayer of a Benedictine monk named Magnus by splitting a huge rock formation in two. While walking through the forest of what’s now Austria, a Benedictine monk named Magnus sought the perfect location for his hermitage. He came upon a rock formation too […]

05/15/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Aparecida


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Our Lady of the Conception Aparecida, or simply Our Lady of Aparecida Miraculous statue venerated in Brazil, originally fished out of the water in 1717. Three fisherman from the small town of Guarantinqueta had been charged with the task of catching a large number of fish for an upcoming banquet. Before setting out on their […]

05/13/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Octlan


31 Days of Mary, Catholic

Yes, I’m a bit behind, and maybe you’ve noticed I’m backdating these posts….don’t judge me! We’ll continue our travels with Mary and hit 31 days one way or another!     Our Lady of Ocotlan Apparition of Our Lady that appeared in Tiaxcala, Mexico in 1541   Many Catholics are familiar with Our Lady of […]

05/12/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of La Vang


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If you’re still with me on this cross-cultural Marian adventure, you deserve a bonus! Just pretend it’s a song about Mary…in some way or another. Our Lady of La Vang, Vietnam Apparitions that occurred in the woods of Quang Tri, Vietnam in 1798 to Catholics hiding from persecution. In 1798, the Nguyen Dynasty which ruled the […]

05/10/2018

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Akita


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Our Lady of Akita Title given to a statue of The Lady of all Nations that spoke to Sister Agnes Sasagawa of the Handmaids of the Eucharist, Akita, Japan Beginning in 1973, Sister Agnes Sasagawa of the Handmaids of the Eucharist began to experience signs and visions, the first being a bright light emanating from the Tabernacle […]

05/06/2018