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June 29

Notre-Dame de Feniers, Condat, Cantal, Auvergne, France

The statue of Our Lady of Feniers, a typical 1400s late Gothic standing Virgin and Child of painted stone, was hidden during the Revolution which devastated her former residence, the Abbey of Val Honnête. After the Concordat restored the churches in 1802, devotees twice took the statue to the parish church in Condat, but each time it was found the next day in the Abbey crypt -- and mysterious footprints in rocks along the way. So a chapel to house the statue was built against the empty walls of the ruined Abbey. Our Lady of Feniers is invoked against serious illness, and an annual mass is celebrated at the chapel for the feast of St. Peter (June 29). (Photo from

Also celebrated this date:

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdes, Oostacker, Ghent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium. Grotto inaugurated, 1875.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdes, Affligem, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium. Grotto consecrated, 1885.
Gua Maria Ratu, Weleri, Kendal, Central Java, Indonesia (Queen). Grotto inaugurated, 2003.
Miracle of healing at the Madonna fresco on S. Lorenzo Church, Milan, Italy, 1585
Matka Boża w Cudy Wielmożna, Poznan, Greater Poland, Poland (Mother of God of Mighty Miracles). Icon crowned, 1968. Pilgrimage Sept. 12.
Sedembolestná Panna Mária, Bratislava, Slovakia (Virgin Mary of Seven Sorrows). Pietà statue installed in St. Martin's Cathedral, 1642, at the request of a ghost from Purgatory who had been appearing for over a year.
Andra Mari, Larraitz, Abaltzisketa, Guipúzcoa, Basque Country, Spain (Virgin Mary). Fiesta at mountain shrine on St. Peter's Day (June 29). Romería Monday after Pentecost.
Virgen del Rosario, Fuengirola, Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Statue crowned, 2002.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly