June 6

marian calendar     june

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 consecrated, 1487.
Madonna del Monte, Teolo, Padova, Veneto, Italy. Sanctuary reconsecrated, 1942.
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.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Vodica, Ruski Krstur, West Backa, Serbia. Apparition, 1822.
Svetogorska Kraljica, Sveta Gora, Solkan, Goriska, Slovenia. Painting crowned, 1717.
Virgen del Rosario, Villarreal de Huerva, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. Romerías to sanctuary May 1, Pentecost, & June 6.
Virgen de la Caridad, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain. Image supernaturally lit as oil flowed from lamp, 1608.
Madre 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.



Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly