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Monday, April 27, 2015

It was a Saturday in 880 AD… - A Moment with Mary







* April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania)  * It was a Saturday in 880 AD…  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
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April 27 – Our Lady of Montserrat (Spain) – Our Lady of Vilnius (Lithuania) 

It was a Saturday in 880 AD…

On a Saturday in the year 880, in Montserrat, province of Catalonia, Spain, some young shepherds saw a bright light coming down from heaven, accompanied by a beautiful melody. The event happened several times, until the bishop himself decided to see the occurrence for himself. He arrived on the scene and saw the same light.

All the visions occurred in a cave on Montserrat mountain. When this cave was explored the people found a statue of the Madonna and Child. After trying to move the statue to a different location without any success, they thought it was God's will that the statue be venerated on the mountain of Montserrat.
English: Façade of Church of Our Lady of Monts...
English: Façade of Church of Our Lady of Montserrat in Madrid (Spain). . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first written mention and the historical origin of the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat dates from the year 888, when Count Velloso gave the hermitage of Saint Mary to the monastery of Ripoll. Then in 1025, the bishop in charge of the premises founded the monastery of Montserrat, which quickly became a shrine of national importance. Eventually, the current Romanesque church was built, and the statue of the Madonna and Child venerated today was carved. 

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