Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary
On June 6, 1610, St. Jane Frances de Chantal and three other women took up a
cloistered life in a small house in Annecy (Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes), France.
After a year's novitiate under the guidance of St. Francis de Sales, they took
vows June 6, 1611. So began the Order of the Visitation, designed to attract
women who wanted to devote their lives to God in communal humility, but without
the harsh penances and age restrictions that prevented weaker and older women
from entering other orders. This contemplative order eventually spread
throughout Europe and the Americas, sometimes conducting girls' schools in their
convents. Information and image of the Visitation from the Annecy
convent's site, visitationdannecy.free.fr.
Also celebrated this date:
|Madonna del Carmine, Luino, Varese, Lombardy, Italy. Church
|Madonna del Monte, Teolo, Padova, Veneto, Italy. Sanctuary
|Madonna della Bruna, Castel Ritaldi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy.
Miraculous image painted, 1506.|
|Madonna di Casaluce, San Benedetto in Perillis, Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy|
|Santa Maria delle Grazie, Terrasini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy. First
church dedicated, 1683. Festa Sept. 8.||
|Matka Boza Wejherowska, Wejherowo, Pomerania, Poland, in St. Anne's
Church. Pope John Paul II crowned painting, 1999.|
Virgin Mary, Vodica, Ruski Krstur, West Backa, Serbia. Apparition,
Kraljica, Sveta Gora, Solkan, Goriska, Slovenia. Painting crowned,
|Virgen del Rosario, Villarreal de Huerva, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.
Romerías to sanctuary May 1, Pentecost, & June 6.|
de la Caridad, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain.
Image supernaturally lit as oil flowed from lamp, 1608.|
de Dios de la Misericordia, Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucia,
Spain. Statue arrived, 1956; blessed June 10.|
|Irzhavska Mother of God, Irzhavets, Ichnia, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Icon
installed in village church & wept, May 24 / June 6, 1716.|