Second Sunday in June

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St. Mary, Evesham, Worcestershire, England, UK

In the 600s, a swineherd named Eoves saw an apparition of three women singing psalms and heavenly melodies. He told Bishop Egwin, who went the next day to the same place and saw the same vision. Bishop Egwin knew that the woman holding an open book and golden cross was the blessed Virgin. She made a sign of blessing with the cross and then her two maids disappeared. Egwin promised to build a shrine to Our Lady on the site of his vision. The shrine, destroyed under Henry VIII, has been revived, and a pilgrimage established on the second Sunday in June.  

Also celebrated this date:

Madonna del Carmelo, Localitá Sassella, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy. Festa; mass, procession.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly