Virgen de los Milagros, Almaguer, Cauca, Colombia
In 2001, communist guerillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia (FARC) brutally and repeatedly attacked many villages in the
Colombian Andes. On March 31, they dynamited the Catholic church in
Almaguer. When the townspeople sought sanctuary in the church, they found
it in ruins, but the image of the Virgin of Miracles, patron of the town,
remained unhurt in the rubble. This miracle gave hope to the villagers and
courage to resist further attacks. (Source: "Colombia: The 'miracle'
in Almaguer Renews Hope," Gonzalo Guimaraens, August 4, 2001, CubDest
Servicio de Difusión, www.cubdest.org/ccatal/cindi01a.html.
Picture from "quiers obtener muchos milagros - almaguer - Popayán,"
Anuncios Gratis en Todo el Mundo, www.mundoanuncio.com/anuncio/quiers_obtener_muchos_milagros_1176683125.html.)
Also commemorated this date:
|Madonna di Rosa, San Vito al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia
Giulia, Italy. Oxen carrying image halted at Church of St. Nicholas,