Marian calendar - May

First Sunday in May

Notre Dame du Liban, Harissa, Keserwan, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon

In 1904, the Catholic Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854. As in Chile and elsewhere, Catholic leaders in Lebanon decided to mark the occasion in a really big way, by erecting a monumental statue of Mary Immaculate. Elias Hoyek, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, and Carlos Duval, apostolic delegate to Lebanon, chose the name Our Lady of Lebanon and the site on the Rock of Harissa overlooking the city of Jounieh near the Mediterranean Sea. The bronze statue made in France depicts Mary with outstretched hands, as on the Miraculous Medal and the Immaculata Column in Rome. Weighing ten tons, it stands 28 feet high atop a 66' stone pedestal of a spiraling conical shape. Patriarch Hoyek inaugurated the shine on May 3, 1908, the first Sunday in May, celebrated as Our Lady of Lebanon's feast day ever since, not only in Lebanon but in the Lebanese Catholic Diaspora throughout the world.   

Sources: 

The Lady of Lebanon, www.harissa.info
"Harissa, Lebanon," Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harissa,_Lebanon (photo by FunkMunk, 2005)

Also commemorated this date:

Mare de Déu, Meritxell, Canillo, Andorra
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Jezus-Eik, Overijse, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium (Our Lady of Jesus Oak). Procession.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lissewege, Bruges, West Flanders, Flanders, Belgium. Procession.
Notre Dame du Chêne, Guerlange, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium
Notre Dame de Lorette, Plogonnec, Brittany, Finistère, France
Notre Dame des Enfants, Châteauneuf sur Cher, Cher, Centre, France (Our Lady of Children)
Notre-Dame de Belle-Vue, Tronchoy, Yonne, Burgundy, France
Notre-Dame de Grâces, Villedieu, Saint-Flour, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Sainte Marie de la Consolation, Lavardens, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame de Prompt Secours de Bellor, Cormoz, Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France (Our Lady of Prompt Help)
Mae de Deus, Saligão, Bardez, Goa, India
Makkos Mária, Budakeszi, Pest, Hungary (Mary of Acorns)
Our Lady of Happy Voyage, Bandel, Hooghly, West Bengal, India
Madonna di Oropa, Biella, Biella, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna del Terdoppio, Zinasco, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
Madonna della Malongola, Casalromano, Mantova, Lombardia, Italy, Fontanella Grazioli district
Maria Santissima della Libera, Carano, Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Festa.
Madonna del Buon Consiglio, Pignone, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Madonna del Ghiandolino, Imola, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Madonna della Stella, Poggiodomo, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Beata Vergine della Colonna, Fano, Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, Italy
Madonna del Castello, Petrella Guidi, Novafeltria, Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, Italy. Festa.
Madonna della Libera, Pratola Peligna, Abruzzo, Italy
Madonna del Gonfalone, Navelli, Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Madonna di Maggio, Gallicano, Roma, Latium, Italy
Annunziatella, Rome, Italy
Madonna di Quintiliolo, Tivoli, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna della Valle, Esperia, Frosinone, Latium, Italy
Santa Maria del Giglio, Giglio di Veroli, Frosinone, Latium, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Priverno, Latina, Latium, Italy
Madonna del Buon Consiglio, Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Madonna dei Peccatori, Camporeale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Madonna di Loreto, Carini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Madonna della Catena, Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Cosoleto, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy
Madonna di Setteporte, Rocca di Neto, Crotone, Calabria, Italy
Madonna della Neve, Castroregio, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria dei Santi, Rapone, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna del Bosco, Castelmezzano, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna del Sacro Monte, Viggiano, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy 
Madonna di Pierno, San Fele, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna dei Fiori, Accettura, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Maria Santissima della Misericordia, Ascoli Satriano, Foggia, Apulia, Italy (St. Mary of Mercy)
Maria SS. della Sanità, Volturara Appula, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Beata Maria Vergine della Fonte, Conversano, Bari, Puglia, Italy
Madonna di Roca, Calimera, Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Onze Lieve Vrouw in 't Zand, Aarle-Rixtel, Laarbeek, North Brabant, Netherlands (Our Dear Lady in the Sand)
Virgen del Rosario, Moro, Ancash, Peru
Nuestra Señora de la Natividad, Medrano, La Rioja, Spain Fiesta de la Hermedaña. Main fiesta Sept. 8.
Virgen de los Remédios, Villalba, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de Arcos, Tricio, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de la Peña, Binacua, Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Salas, Huesca, Aragon, Spain. Romería. 
Virgen de la Peana, Borja, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de la Sagrada, La Muela, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Mare de Déu de la Fontcalda, Gandesa, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain 
Virgen de Valsordo, Cebreros, Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Bótoa, Badajoz, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Virgen de la Montaña, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Virgen de la Vega, Moraleja, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, Alía, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. Romería; fiesta Aug. 15. 
Virgen de La Estrella, Buenache de Alarcón, Cuenca, Castilla La Mancha, Spain Romería.
Mare de Déu del Roser, Montitxelvo, Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Reina del Mundo, Aljaraque, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain
Señora del Buensuceso, Los Corrales, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen del Rosario, El Rubio, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain. Romería.
Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Tocina, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Araceli, Lucena, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de Linares, Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de Guía, Hinojosa del Duque, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Dos Torres, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Divina Pastora,Villaralto, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain. Romería.
Virgen del Valle de Aguascebas, Mogón, Villacarrillo, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain. Romería.
Virgen de Monte Toro, Es Mercadal, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Patron of Menorca.
Notre-Dame des Grâces, Geneva, Switzerland
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Gannariente, Ticino, Switzerland
Nossadunna dalla Glisch, Trun, Surselva, Graubünden, Switzerland 
House of Mary, Yankton, South Dakota, USA
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Perryville, Missouri, USA
 

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