June 26

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:

bulletNostra Signora Universale, Mottatonda Nuova, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
bulletNotre-Dame d'Aiguebelle, Montjoyer, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France. Abbey founded June 26, 1137.
bulletImmaculée Conception, Campitello, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France. Apparition, 1899; feast Sun. near Dec. 8.
bulletMadonna di S. Luca, Montecrestese, Verbano, Piemonte, Italy. First stone laid, 1703; feast July 2.
bulletMadonna della Consolazione, Rome, Italy
bulletOur Lady of the Closed Garden, Artas, Bethlehem, Palestine. Feast of Hortus Conclusus at convent.
bulletNuestra Señora de Valvanera, Manzanares de Rioja, La Rioja, Spain. Romería; also Sept. 15.
bulletQueen of the Holy Rosary, Parma Heights, Ohio, USA. Shrine dedicated, 1936.
bulletMary, Mother of the Redeemer, North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA. Rosary garden blessed, 2005.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly