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Friday, April 24, 2015

Our Lady “did not want to leave” … - A Moment with Mary



 
* April 24 – Our Lady of Lujan (Argentina)   * Our Lady “did not want to leave” … ----- A Moment with Mary --
 
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April 24 – Our Lady of Lujan (Argentina)  

Our Lady “did not want to leave” …



In May 1630, Our Lady of Lujan arrived from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in Argentina, because a landowner, Antonio Farías Sáa, wanted to build a Marian shrine on his land, in Sumampa, province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

A friend of his from Brazil gave him a painting of the Immaculate Conception as well as a painting of the Madonna and Child. The two paintings were brought from Buenos Aires to Sumampa on a cart. During the trip, after stopping by the Lujan River, 40 miles west of Buenos Aires, near the domain of a certain Don Rosendo, the cart carrying the two paintings of the Holy Virgin became inexplicably immovable, no matter what people tried to do. Taking out one of the paintings didn’t make any difference, but when both were unloaded, the cart was movable again. Apparently Our Lady "did not want to leave" ... The news spread to Buenos Aires and attracted crowds of pilgrims to Lujan. Don Rosendo built a chapel for the miraculous Madonna, for indeed miracles soon began to reward the pilgrims’ prayers.



The Lujan Shrine is now one of the largest in Latin America, with six million pilgrims visiting annually. Our Lady of Lujan is the patroness of Argentina. 
 

Rome, May 8, 2013 (Zenit.org) 

 
 
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