Pentecost Sunday

Panna Mária, Pozba, Nové Zámky, Nitra, Slovakia

In 1512, Pauline Fathers built a Marian shrine, now a ruin in the southwest Slovakian town of Vel'ké Lovce but still a place of pilgrimage in the 1700s, when shepherds and pilgrims observed a white dove bathing in a spring in the woods five miles away, outside the village of Pozba. The story circulated that a shepherd's blind daughter regained her sight after washing her eyes with the dove's bathwater. The landowner made fun of this, wondering if the spring could help his blind horse. It did, but he went blind. A sick girl saw the Virgin, wearing a white dress and blue sash, in a pear tree, and was healed. From the wood of the tree a Pietà was carved, still venerated in a chapel by the spring, which hosts annual pilgrimages on Pentecost Sunday and September 15, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. (Information and picture from "Studnička," Blog - Jozef Javurek,; also "Studnička v Pozbe," ZITAVA.SK - mozaika zážitkov,, and "Pozba," A búcsújárás honlapja,   

Also commemorated this date:
bulletVirgen del Rocío, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Virgin of the Dew)
bulletMadonna della Libera, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Church of Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia, Barrio Pompeya

bulletOnze-Lieve-Vrouw, Halle, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium
bulletNotre-Dame de l'Auder, Ambialet, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
bulletMadonna della Misericordia, Vedano al Lambro, Milano, Lombardy, Italy (Madonna of Mercy)
bulletMadonna dei Miracoli, Cerreto di Spoleto, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
bulletMadonna di Galloro, Ariccia, Roma, Latium, Italy
bulletMadonna delle Rose, Piglio, Frosinone, Latium, Italy
bulletSanta Maria Odigitria, San Basile, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
bulletNossa Senhora das Necessidades, Vale de Maceira, Oliveira Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal
bulletPresvätej Bohorodicky, Rafajovce, Vranov nad Toplou, Prešov, Slovakia (Most Holy Mother of God). Also Sept. 8. 
bulletSzuz Mária, Cigléd, Strekov, Nové Zámky, Nitra, Slovakia
bulletSedembolestná, Šaštín-Stráže, Trnava, Slovakia
bulletNuestra Señora de la Velilla, La Mata de Monteagudo, León, Castile and León, Spain
bulletVirgen de la Cuadra, Valle de Santibáñez, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain (Virgin of the Stable). Mass, procession, dancing.
bulletVirgen de Valdejimena, Horcajo Medianero, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain
bulletVirgen del Prado, Treviana, La Rioja, Spain (Virgin of the Field)
bulletVirgen de Zuberoa, Garde, Navarre, Spain. Romería. 
bulletVirgen de la Cueva, Jaca, Huesca, Aragon, Spain
bulletNuestra Señora del Olivar, Lécera, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
bulletVirgen del Campo, Camarillas, Teruel, Aragon, Spain. Romería.
bulletNuestra Señora del Olivar, Estercuel, Teruel, Aragón, Spain
bulletMare de Déu de la Salut, Terrades, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
bulletVirgen del Buen Parto, Pedro Muñoz, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Our Lady of Good Birth). Romería.
bulletVirgen de las Cruces, Daimiel, Ciudad Real, Castile- La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of the Crosses)
bulletNuestra Señora de la Consolación, Iniesta, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. 
bulletNuestra Señora del Risco, Esparragosa de Lares, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Fiesta (also Aug. 15; romería March 25).
bulletVirgen de Navahonda, Robledo de Chavela, Madrid, Spain
bulletVirgen de Alarcos, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
bulletVirgen del Camino, El Carrascalejo, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain (Virgin of the Road). Fiesta del Mamao (Mother).
bulletVirgen de Guía, Dos Torres, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
bulletOur Lady of the Holy Spirit, Conyers, Georgia, USA. Abbey's patronal feast.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly