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First Sunday in June

Virgen de Casbas, Ayerbe, Huesca, Aragón, Spain

The Virgin is said to have come from Casbas in France looking for the town of Ayerbe, which adopted her as its special protector. The wooden statue dates from the early 1100s. Today's festivities commemorate the miraculous rain of June 1, 1640, which ended a devastating drought. The people processed the the Holy Image from its rural chapel to St. Peter's Abbey in Ayerbe, where it remained for nine days. On the last day, June 1, people from all the villages of the region joined together, as they do today, to carry the Virgin back to her Chapel of Casbas. They had not yet returned to their homes when the crop-saving rain began. In thanksgiving, they vowed to repeat the procession annually. In 1981, the date was changed to the first Sunday in June. (Information and picture from

Also celebrated this date:

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Noodt, Merchtem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium (Our Lady in Need). Procession (Sun. after 4th Sun. May).
Madonnina delle Grazie, Alessandria, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna del Trezzo, Beverino, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Madonna dei Martiri, Fonni, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Monteflavio, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Caianello, Caserta, Campania, Italy
Maria SS. Annunziata, Randazzo, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Madonna del Soccorso, San Mauro Marchesato, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy. Lights, mass, stalls, games, music, fireworks.
Madonna Addolorata, Cleto, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy (contrada Passamorrone)
Santissima Annunziata, Nocara, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Mass, procession, offerings, raffle, dancing, food, fireworks.
Nossa Senhora do Aviso, Bragança, Alto Trás-os-Montes, Norte, Portugal, Serapicos district (Our Lady of Warning). Romaria.
Madonna della Consolazione, Borgo Maggiore, San Marino
Romería of Estollo and San Andrés to Valvanera, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de los Remedios, Villanueva de Comeros, La Rioja, Spain. Romería to mountain shrine of Ollano.
Virgen del Socastro, Villamayor de Campos, Zamora, Castile and Léon, Spain. Subida: statue returns in procession to shrine.
Nuestra Señora de la Murta, Alzira, Valencia, Spain. Romería.
Virgen de las Viñas, Montilla, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. Romería. Fiesta 1st Sunday in Sept. 
Nuestra Señora de las Huertas, Puebla de los Infantes, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain. Romería. Patronal feast Aug. 15-18.
María Auxiliadora, Cartaojal, Antequera, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. Romería.
Virgen de Fátima, Puerto Juviles, Torvizcón, Almería, Andalucía, Spain

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly