#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Le Puy en Velay

Our Lady of Le Puy en Velay Apparition which appeared twice in Haute-Loire, France Around 250, Our Lady appeared to a sick, recently converted Christian woman in Velay, now part of modern France, and told her to visit Mount Anis and lay on a large flagstone. She did this, and upon arising was found to be …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Aparecida

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 …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Octlan

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 …

#31DaysofMary in Equador

Our Lady of Good Success, Ecuador Apparition of Our Lady that appeared to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres at her Conceptionist Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador in 1594 In 1577, 13-year-old Mariana de Jesus Torres traveled from Spain to Ecuador with a group of religious sisters to found a new convent in Quito. By the …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of La Vang

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 …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Walsingham

Our Lady of Walsingham Apparition of Our Lady that appeared and asked for a replica of the Holy Family’s house to be built in Walsingham, England Feast Day, September 24 In 1061, Richeldis de Faverches a rich young widow, prayed for guidance in how she might honor Our Lady. Mary appeared to Faverches and took …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of the Snows

Pretty sure this is the longest streak of anything I’ve completed since a pregnancy…or maybe my Whole30. I’m not sure. MOVING ON TO THE INSPIRING STUFF… Our Lady of the Snows Fourth century Marian apparition that led to the creation of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Italy On August 4, 358 Our …

#31DaysofMary : Our Lady of Good Health

Our Lady of Good Health, or Our Lady of Vailankanni, India Apparation of Our Lady that appeared twice in Vailankanni   Around 1550 a shepherd boy was completing his daily chore of carrying milk from Vailankanni (a seaport town on the Bay of Bengal) to his master at Nagapattinam. He stopped along the way to nap and …

#31DaysofMary: Our Lady of Akita

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 …

#31DaysofMary : Our Lady of El Cobre

Nuestra Senora de la Caridad, which means, ‘Our Lady of Charity’, also known as Our Lady of Cobre Statue housed in a basilica in Cobre, Cuba Around 1600, three boys, Rodrigo, Juan de Hoyos, and Juan Morenowere, were out in a boat on the Bay of Nite, when a strong storm blew up and threatened …

{SQT} More Mary, Hospital Help, And Another Giveaway!

1. Let’s keep the streak going with another Seven Quick Takes + #31DaysofMary. Not sure what I’m talking about with that long hashtag? Check out this post, or tl:dr, I’m blogging everyday this month, and featuring miraculous Marys from around the globe. So far we’ve got: Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania Our Lady of the …

#31DaysOfMary : Our Lady of Czestochowa

  Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the Black Madonna Miraculous icon housed at the Jasna Gora Monastery, Czestochowa, Poland Tradition states that St. Luke painted this image of Our Lady on a cedar tabletop used in the holy family’s house (thus one of the reasons he’s the patron saint of artists). It was discovered …

#31DaysofMary : Our Lady of the Pillar

  Our Lady of the Pillar, The Oldest Title of Our Lady Appeared to St. James in 40 A.D in Zaragoza, Spain   According to tradition, Mary (who was still alive) appeared to St. James the Greater in 40 A.D on the banks of the river Ebro in Zaragoza, Spain on a pillar of jasper …