June 21

Yaroslavl Icon of the Mother of God, Yaroslavl, Russia

Following the Tatar invasions of the 1200s under Khan Bam, Princes Vassily and Konstantin Vsevoiodovich of Yaroslavl restored many Orthodox churches. In 1501, to honor the two saints, Grand Duke Ivan the Great of Moscow ordered a stone church built, in which their domestic icons were hung above their incorrupt remains. One of these was the image that became known as the Yaroslavl Mother of God, whose feast day is June 8 / 21.  

Also celebrated this date:

bulletNotre-Dame de Banneux, Muno, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium. Shrine blessed, 1960.
bulletNotre Dame de Consolation, Hyčres, Var, Provence, France. Statue crowned, 1909.
bulletGua Maria Sendang Rosario, Gading, Wonosari, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Grotto dedicated, 1997.
bulletSanta Maria dei Miracoli, Alcamo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy. Icon found, 1547.
bulletMatka Boża Śnieżna, Góra Igliczna, Lower Silesia, Poland. Statue crowned, 1983.
bulletMatka Boża, Opole, Opole, Poland. Icon crowned, 1983, by Pope John Paul II.
bulletNossa Senhora da Boa Nova, Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal. Sanctuary blessed, 2009.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly