April 23

Madonna di San Biagio, Montepulciano, Siena, Tuscany, Italy

On April 23, 1518, two women and a shepherd, passing by the fresco of the Madonna and child on the old Church of San Biago, saw her eyes move as if alive. Other people saw the same thing the next day. Blind, deaf, and crippled people were cured. Immediately a new church was begun, a masterpiece of Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio, finished in 1545. (Information and picture from Maria di Nazareth, www.mariadinazareth.it.)   

Also commemorated this date:

bulletMadonna di Sovereto, Terlizzi, Bari, Puglia, Italy
bulletVirgen de la Puyeta, Fago, Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Romería.
bulletVirgen de La Viña, Adahuesca, Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Romería.
bulletVirgen de Yérzol, Orés, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain. Romería.
bulletVirgen del Aguila, Paniza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain (Virgin of the Eagle). Annual procession to mountain shrine on St. George's Day commemorates ending of drought during procession of April 23, c1516. Main fiesta September 8.
bulletMare de Déu del Montsant, Albarca, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
bulletMare de Déu de l'Abellera, Prades, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
bulletNuestra Señora de los Remedios, Cártama, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly