Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Friday, December 04, 2015
While an anticlerical struggle raged through the country of Portugal
December 4 – The Immaculate Virgin of Sameiro (Portugal)
While an anticlerical struggle raged through the country
Our Lady of Sameiro
The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was built in the 19th century on Mount Sameiro, near the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. It is the largest center of Marian devotion in Portugal, after Fatima.
The people erected this shrine to Our Lady in 1863, during a fierce anticlerical surge. It was raised to the status of a basilica and quickly became one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal.
In 2004, many national ceremonies to mark the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception took place at the Shrine of Our Lady Sameiro, and for this occasion, on December 8th, the shrine received the gift of a "Golden Rose" by Pope Saint John Paul II.