July 9 – Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá: Patron Saint of Colombia

Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá, Patron Saint of Colombia: (Feast Date: July 9)

Extract from Chiquinquira: Our Lady of the Rosary: “In 1555, Antonio de Santana, a Spanish colonist, commissioned a painting of Our Lady of the Rosary to decorate his private chapel. Later, his heirs transformed that chapel into a barn, and the image was seriously damaged. Painted by Alonso de Narvaez, the image represented the Virgin Mary, standing with her feet on a half-moon, holding a rosary and the child Jesus with a scepter in his hand. Maria Ramos attempted to restore it, but without success. On December 26, 1586, an Indian child passing by the chapel saw a light suddenly ‘appear from within.’ His mother came running in and saw a ‘light coming out of the painting of the Virgin.’ The Archbishop of Bogota opened an investigation, and then authorized the construction of a chapel on the premises. Our Lady of Chiquinquira has been proclaimed patron saint of Colombia.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá. See also: Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (Multilingual), History of the devotion to our Lady of Chiquinquira (EN), Our Lady of Chiquinquirá (EN), Virgen de Chiquinquira (SP), Vergine di Chiquinquirà (IT),  Nuestra Señora de Chiquinquirá Patrona de Colombia (SP), Notre Dame de Chiquinquirá Sainte Patronne de la Colombie (FR), Matka Boża Różańcowa (PO). VIDEO: Virgen de Chiquinquira.

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Mudslides in Colombia (November 5, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 22 – December 5, 2011.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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