First Sunday in July

marian calendar

Madonna Ta' Lourdes, Qrendi, Malta

In 1878, 20 years after the apparitions at Lourdes, the parish priest of Qrendi on Malta's south coast started a Confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes there and commissioned Maltese sculptor Carlo Darmanin to make a statue for a Lourdes chapel in the town church. On the first Sunday in July (or sometimes the last Sunday in June), after solemn high mass and vespers, the statue processes through the town, accompanied by the Qrendi Lourdes Band Club and musicians from neighboring towns. As in many Maltese communities, the Lourdes Band Club maintains a fireworks factory to supply the celebration. (Information from Lourdes Band Club, www.lourdesbandqrendi.com, and the picture source, "Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes," Skola, schoolnet.gov.mt.)   

Also celebrated this date:

bullet Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro, La Poma, Salta, Argentina 
bulletVirgen del Montallegro, Barrio Abasto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
bulletNotre-Dame de la Délivrance, Ramillies, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium, village of Autre-Église
bulletNotre-Dame du Buisson, Frasnes-lez-Anvaing, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium, Oeudeghien district
bulletNotre-Dame de Bon-Secours, Péruwelz, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium (Our Lady of Good Help)
bulletNotre-Dame de Kerluan, Châteaulin, Finistère, Brittany, France
bullet Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, Guingamp, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France
bullet Notre-Dame du Roc, Montautour, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France. Pardon.
bullet Notre-Dame de la Salette, Challement, Nièvre, Burgundy, France
bullet Notre Dame de Lugan, Puylagarde, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
bullet Notre Dame des Lumières, Uvernet-Fours, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
bulletMaria in der Wiese, Germershausen, Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany (Mary in the Fields)
bullet Madonna degli Angeli, Barbana Grado, Gorizia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
bulletMadonna della Misericordia, Triora, Imperia, Liguria, Italy 
bullet Stella Maris, Tortolì, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (Star of the Sea)
bullet Madonna di Colle di Maggio, Olevano Romano, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Madonna of May Hill)
bulletMaria Immacolata, Buccino, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Festa.
bullet Madonna Santissima delle Grazie, Roccella Ionica, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy
bullet Madonna del Soccorso, Monterosso Calabro, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy (Our Lady of Aid)
bullet Madonnina di Monte Covello, Girifalco, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
bullet Madonna della Salute, Pedivigliano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
bullet Madonna del Pollino, San Severino Lucano, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
bullet Madonna delle Grazie, Lavangone, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
bulletMadonna del Popolo, Rivello, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
bullet Madonna d'Altomare, Mola di Bari, Bari, Apulia, Italy
bulletMadonna Tal-Karmnu, Birkirkara, Malta
bullet Vizitazzjoni tal-Madonna, Gharb, Gozo, Malta
bullet Madonna tas-Sacro Cour, Sliema, Malta 
bullet Immakulata Kuncizzjoni, Hamrun, Malta 
bullet Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, Monte da Cunha, Alijó, Douro, Portugal 
bullet Nossa Senhora da Fátima, Ourém, Santarém, Centro, Portugal, Fátima district. Romaria.
bullet Nossa Senhora da Ortiga, Fátima, Ourém, Portugal
bullet Nosa Señora da Cela, Monfero, Coruña, Galicia, Spain
bullet La Visitación, Les Campes, Laviana, Spain
bullet Virgen de Lomos de Orios, Villoslada de Cameros, La Rioja, Spain
bullet Virgen del Moncayo, Tarazona, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
bullet Virgen de Sotobrín, Merindad de Río Ubierna, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain, Celadilla Sotobrín district
bullet Virgen de la Vega, Pedrosa de Valdelucio, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain (Virgin of the Bottomland). Fiesta.
bullet Nuestra Señora de las Victorias, Madrid, Spain, Tetuán district
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly