May 10

Majka Milosti, Trsat, Rijeka, Croatia

Tradition holds that on May 10, 1291, angels carried the Holy House of Mary from Muslim-controlled Nazareth to Trsat, on a mountain overlooking the Rjecina River gorge and the Adriatic Sea, where it stayed until its miraculous transport to Loreto, Italy, in 1294. In 1367 Pope Urban V gave the shrine of Trsat an oil painting of the Mother of Mercy nursing the Christ Child, believed to have been painted by St. Luke the Evangelist. In 1715, it received the first papal coronation of an image outside Italy. Our Lady of Trsat goes in procession on her feast day, May 10, and the Feast of the Assumption, August 15. Long a magnet for pilgrims, many of whom would approach it on their knees, the Church of Our Lady of Trsat is part of a Franciscan monastic complex. In 1930, the Pope gave it the title of Basilica Minor. 

Majka Milosti, Mother of Mercy (Photo by Darko Tepert,

(Sources include Stjepan Fridl, WFMagazine, November 2004, in World Family of Radio Maria,; and "Trsat - Rijeka," Croatia-Travel-Maps,

Also commemorated this date:

bulletVirgen del Amparo, Monte Rico, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
bulletQueen of Polesia, Logishin, Pinsk, Brest, Belarus. Icon in Catholic Church of Sts. Peter & Paul crowned May 10, 1997.
bulletSchmerzhaften Muttergottes, Kamp-Bornhofen, Rhein-Lahn, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Statue crowned, 1925. Feast Sept. 8.
bulletGua Maria Sendang Purwaningsih, Purworejo, Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Grotto dedicated May 10, 1990.
bulletMadonna di San Giovanni, Ripatransone, Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy. Statue crowned, 1652. Festa Sunday after Easter.
bulletSanta Maria di Propezzano, Morro d'Oro, Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy. Apparition, 715.
bulletVirgen de La Casita, Alaejos, Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, Spain (Virgin of the Little House)
bulletMare de Déu de Carrassumada, Torres de Segre, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. Romería.
bulletNotre-Dame de Compassion, Longeborgne, Bramois, Switzerland. Oratory blessed, 1532. Main pilgrimages Fridays of Lent & Sept. 15.
bulletOur Lady of Pew, London, England, UK. Statue installed in Pew Chapel, Westminster Abbey, 1971; annual mass.
bulletOur Lady of Refuge, Long Beach, California, USA. Parish founded, 1948.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly