marian calendar     july

Third Sunday in July

Regina Pacis, Boves, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy

In 1913, at the age of 30, Agostino Pellegrino became parish priest of the Fontanelle district in the northwestern Italian town of Boves. After World War I, he decided to build a great shrine to the Queen of Peace, a title which Pope Benedict XV had just added to the Litany of Loreto in 1917. Don Pellegrino raised money and acquired land not far from his church, but in 1923 the nearly-completed building collapsed. In 1924, construction began anew, and the neobaroque Regina Pacis Sanctuary was dedicated in 1928. On July 16, 1939, Cardinal Maurilio Fossati, Archbishop of Turin, solemnly crowned the statue of the Queen of Peace. Fontanelle celebrates its feast day in honor of Regina Pacis on the third Sunday in July. (Picture and information from Giovanni Gallotti, "La Regina Pacis di Fontanelle," Mater Misericordiae No. 3/2007,

Since this is the Sunday nearest the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16, many communities celebrate the Madonna del Carmine or related devotions on this day.

Maria vom Berge Karmel, Markt Rettenbach, Unterallgäu, Bavaria, Germany, Mussenhausen district (Mary of Mount Carmel)
Santa Maria Assunta, Calavino, Trento, Trento-Alto Adige, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Mezzano, Trento, Trento-Alto Adige, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Cavaion Veronese, Verona, Veneto, Italy. Wine fair.
Madonna del Carmine, Saccagnana, Cavallino-Treporti, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Elini, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Maria Santissima del Soccorso, Lamezia Terme, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy, Magolà neighborhood, Nicastro town
Madonna delle Grazie, Marconia, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Andrano, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna tad-Duttrina, Tarxien, Malta (Our Lady of the Doctrine)
Nossa Senhora da Guia, Castanheiro, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Bragança, Douro, Norte, Portugal, Foz Tua district (date may vary)
Nossa Senhora das Dores, Paredes de Coura, Viana do Castelo, Norte, Portugal, Romarigães district. Festa.
Nossa Senhora da Expectação, Paredes de Coura, Viana do Castelo, Minho, Portugal, Rubiães district

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly