May 22

Matka Boża Bolesna, Chełmno, Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland

The Teutonic Knights founded the Church of St. Mary's Assumption in the 1200s. In 1649, the painting of the Sorrowful Mother of God was moved there from a chapel on one of the city gates. This painting, considered miraculous, resides in the northern chapel, originally the burial chapel of the Niemojewscy family. It was solemnly crowned on May 22, 1754. There is a miraculous spring of healing waters at the shrine, whose pilgrimage date is July 2, formerly the Catholic Feast of the Visitation of St. Mary to St. Elizabeth. (Information from the city's site, www.chelmno.pl. Picture from the church's site, Parafia pw. Wniebowzicia NMP w Chełmnie, www.wnmpchelmno.torun.opoka.org.pl/index.htm.)

Also commemorated this date:
bulletVierge de Bon Vouloir, Havré, Mons, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium (Virgin of Good Will). Chapel begun, 1625. Pilgrimage Aug. 15.
bulletNotre-Dame de la Basse Forêt, Cieux, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France (Our Lady of the Low Forest). First annual pilgrimage, 1899.
bulletNotre-Dame du Bon Secours, Oderen, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France (Our Lady of Good Help). First stone of new chapel laid, 1893.
bulletMaria Hilf, Vilsbiburg, Landshut, Lower Bavaria, Germany (Mary Help). Foundation stone of first chapel laid, 1686.
bulletMadonna della Misericordia, Croce di Savenone, Pezzaze, Bovegno, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy (Madonna of Mercy). Apparition, 1527.
bulletImmacolata Concezione, Sassello, Savona, Liguria, Italy. Church consecrated as Basilica, 1622.
bulletMadonna dell'Olmo, Valfabbrica, Perugia, Umbria, Italy (Madonna of the Elm). Apparition, 1484. Festa last Sunday in August.
bulletSanta Maria Acquas, Sardara, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (St. Mary Waters). Statue crowned, 1988. Festas in May and September.
bulletMatka Boża Hałcnowska, Bielsko-Biała, Silesia, Poland, Hałcnów district. 1900s pietà statue crowned, 1995, by Pope John Paul II.
bulletSanta María, Torrelavega, Besaya, Cantabria, Spain, Barreda district. Procession, folk dancing.
bulletVirgen de Cubas, Jorquera, Albacete, Aragón, Spain. Romería.
bulletSanta Maria de Lluçà, Lluçà, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Church consecrated, 905.
bulletVerge de la Salut, Barcelona, Spain (Virgin of Health). Shrine inaugurated, 1864. Fiesta Sept. 8.
bulletVirgen del Monte, Bolaños de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Statue crowned, 1966; romería. Fiesta Sept. 15.
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly