Nuestra Señora del Roble, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
In 1592, Franciscan
missionary Fray Andrés de León set a statuette in a tree. A few years
later, a girl herding goats found it glowing and fragrant, after hearing
her name called from the tree. Prelates tried to move the image to the
church, but the third time it returned to the oak it was allowed to stay.
The present Basilica is the fourth church on the site, completed June 26,
1910. The statue was crowned May 31, 1964. The patron saint of Monterrey, Our Lady of the Oak is honored
on December 18, former Feast of the Expectation. (Picture from www.arquidiocesismty.org.)
Also celebrated this date:
|Nostra Signora Universale, Mottatonda Nuova, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna,
|Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle, Montjoyer, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France.
Abbey founded June 26, 1137.|
|Immaculée Conception, Campitello, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France.
Apparition, 1899; feast Sun. near Dec. 8.|
|Madonna di S. Luca, Montecrestese, Verbano, Piemonte, Italy. First
stone laid, 1703; feast July 2.|
|Madonna della Consolazione, Rome, Italy|
|Our Lady of the Closed Garden, Artas, Bethlehem, Palestine. Feast of
Hortus Conclusus at convent.|
|Nuestra Señora de Valvanera, Manzanares de Rioja, La Rioja, Spain.
Romería; also Sept. 15.|
|Queen of the Holy Rosary, Parma Heights, Ohio, USA. Shrine
|Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA. Rosary
garden blessed, 2005.||