June 13

Queen of Peace, Sioux City, Iowa, USA

In 1985, Father Harold Cooper, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Sioux City, founded the Queen of Peace Apostolate, a nonprofit corporation of area Catholics who shared his desire to erect a monumental statue of Mary there, similar to one he had recently seen in Santa Clara, California. Two years later, the group bought the campus of the former Trinity College and High School on the northeast side of Sioux City, and in 1990 commissioned sculptor Dale Lamphere of South Dakota to create the 30' stainless steel statue of Mary of the Immaculate Heart, Queen of Peace, installed on the "Mound of Mary" December 16, 1992 and dedicated June 13, 1993. Now called Trinity Heights, the shrine complex has grown to include a garden, a museum, a 33' statue of Jesus, also by Dale Lamphere, and shrines to the unborn, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, the Miraculous Medal, and various saints. In the summer, a rosary is held on the Mound of Mary every evening at 7:30 pm.

See the Trinity Heights website, www.trinityheights.com. 

Also commemorated this date:

bulletOnze-Lieve-Vrouw-Ter-Sneeuw, Retie, Antwerp, Belgium (Our Lady of the Snow). Statue found, untouched by falling snow, on January 16, 1645. First stone of chapel placed June 13, 1665. Votive pilgrimage from Eersel in the Netherlands on the 1st Saturday in June.
bulletMaria Hilf, Klosterlechfeld, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany (Mary Help). Chapel consecrated, 1604.
bulletMadonna della Cava, Latera, Viterbo, Latium, Italy
bulletMatka Boża Fatimska, Turza Śląska, Gorzyce, Wodzisław, Silesia, Poland. Painting crowned, 2004.
bulletNossa Senhora do Pranto, Espinhal, Penela, Coimbra, Centro, Portugal (formerly)
bulletNuestra Seņora de la Victoria, Melilla, Spain. Proclaimed perpetual mayor & statue crowned, 1948; street procession Sept. 8.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly