August 15

MARIAN CALENDAR     AUGUST

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Roman Catholic Church;
Dormition of the Theotokos, Greek Orthodox Church


Fra Angelico, The Death and the Assumption of the Virgin, c1432. Originally painted on a reliquary for Santa Maria Novella in Florence and now in the Gardner Museum, Boston, this work combines the ancient iconography of the Dormition--showing the Virgin's body surrounded by the Apostles, while Christ receives her soul, shown as a baby because reborn into heaven--with the evolving imagery of the Assumption. 

As early as the 200s, Christians documented belief in the transport of Mary's body, as well as her soul, to heaven. "And the Lord said to Michael: 'Let them bring the body of Mary into the clouds.' ... And when they had entered paradise, the body of Mary went to the tree of life; and they brought her soul and made it enter her body" (Syriac narrative, The Obsequies of the Holy Virgin, quoted in campus.udayton.edu/mary).   

Like every holy person's, Mary's soul goes to heaven. The difference is that, like Jesus's, her body goes too. In some stories, this happens before she really dies. In others, she is dead for moments, days, or eons before her soul rejoins and reanimates her body. As with Jesus, there are no bones of Mary for veneration. The only relics claimed for her have been clothing, jewelry, hair, and milk.  

In 1950, Pope Pius XII proclaimed Mary's Assumption a Catholic dogma: "the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory" (Munificentissimus Deus). He didn't specify whether she died first; Catholic doctrine leaves that open.  St. Epiphanius of Salamis (Cyprus, d. 403) had written, "No one knows how her life ended." But the Assumption of Mary is a nexus of Catholic faith: in God's power to resurrect the body and give everlasting life; in Mary's Immaculate Conception and freedom from the bodily corruption caused by original sin; in her ability to appear in the flesh to guide and comfort believers. As such it has been the occasion of glorious works of art and of the major summer holiday in Catholic Europe and in Greece.

The Catholic and Orthodox Churches honor most saints on the day they entered heaven -- their death date. Emperor Maurice (d. 602) set August 15 as the feast of Mary's Dormition (Κοίμησις, falling asleep) throughout the Byzantine Empire. The feast was celebrated in the Latin church by the time of Pope Sergius I (d. 701), who ordered that a procession be held on this date, a custom preserved in many communities. The coincident Italian civil holiday, Ferragosto, goes back to the Feriae Augusti, Holidays of Augustus (d. 14), and, before that, to seasonal rites of Diana. Many Orthodox churches precede the Feast of the Dormition with a two-week fast, similar to the longer Lenten fast preceding the Easter feast of Christ's resurrection.

Sources include:
Hans-Josef Klauck, Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction, Brian McNeil, tr., London, T&T Clark International, 2003
Stephen J. Shoemaker, "Early Traditions of the Virgin Mary's Dormition (Dormitio Mariae)," pages.uoregon.edu/sshoemak/texts/dormindex.htm
Marina Warner, Alone of All Her Sex, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, 1976, Chapter 6.
Web Gallery of Art, www.wga.hu (picture)
"Assumption of Mary," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2011, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary
Denis Vincent Wiseman, O.P, "The Assumption," The Mary Page, University of Dayton, Ohio, 2002, campus.udayton.edu/mary/resources/theassumption.html

Because it is such a major Marian feast, many local celebrations take place on this date, including (some of wide importance in bold):

Nossa Senhora do Monte, Lubango, Huíla, Angola
Virgen de las Canchillas, Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Argentina
Maria Fallsbach, Gunskirchen, Wels-Land, Upper Austria, Austria
Maria Himmelfahrt, Maria Wörth, Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Blindekens, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium (Our Lady of the Blind). Annual procession.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Bruges, West Flanders, Belgium
Virga Jesse, Hasselt, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium. Gothic statue crowned, 1867. Two-week kermesse every 7 years (2010, 2017).
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdes, Hoeselt, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium, Werm district. Candlight procession to grotto.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Alsemberg, Beersel, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium. Pilgrimage on following Monday.
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Welriekende, Hoeilaart, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium (Our Lady of Fragrance). Pilgrimage to chapel.
Notre Dame des Lumières, Beaumont, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium
Mère de Grâce et de Consolation, Ittre, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium. Votive procession since 1364 plague.
Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice du Triolet, Villers-la-Ville, Walloon Brabant, Wallonia, Belgium, Marbais village. Procession.
Notre-Dame de Haurt, Bure, Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium
Notre-Dame de l'Arigbo, Dassa-Zoumé, Collines, Benin
Virgen de Urkupiña, Quillacollo, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Virgen de Chaguaya, Chaguaya, Tarija, Bolivia
Uznesenja Blažene Djevice Marije, Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia
Nossa Senhora da Glória, Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil
Nossa Senhora d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
Nossa Senhora da Vitória, Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Nossa Senhora da Abadia, Muquém, Niquelândia, Goiás, Brazil
Nossa Senhora da Abadia, Sacramento, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nossa Senhora do Boa Viagem, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Our Lady of Good Voyage)
Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, Troyan Monastery, Oreshak, Troyan, Lovech, Bulgaria
Notre Dame de Lourdes, Girouxville, Alberta, Canada
Our Blessed Mother, Raymond, Alberta, Canada
Our Lady of Czestochowa, Webster, Alberta, Canada
Our Lady of Lourdes, Dillon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Our Lady of Lourdes, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Notre-Dame de Pointe-Navarre, Gaspé, Quebec, Canada. First mass celebrated, 1940.
Nossa Senhora de Piedade, João Galego, Norte, Boa Vista, Cape Verde (Our Lady of Pity)
Nossa Senhora da Graça, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
Our Lady of Deliverance, Beijing, North China. Boxer siege broken after apparitions August 15, 1900.
Majka Božja Krasnarska, Krasno, Lika-Senj, Croatia
Gospa Sinjska, Sinj, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia
Chrysoroyiatissa, Panagia, Pafos, Cyprus
Nanebevzetí Panny Marie, Telč, Jihlava, Vysočina, Czech Republic (Assumption of the Virgin Mary). Former procession.
Notre Dame des Dunes, Dunkerque, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. Procession and blessing of sea.
Notre Dame de Toute Bonté, Roubaix, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notre Dame, Calais, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notre-Dame des Fous, Escoeuilles, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (Our Lady of the Crazy)
Notre-Dame de Grâce, Saint-Pierre-de-Bailleul, Eure, Upper Normandy, France. Annual walking pilgrimage.
Notre Dame, Vernon, Eure, Upper Normandy, France
Notre-Dame de Grosbois, Claye-Souilly, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France. Pilgrimage to site of former chapel.
Notre-Dame de Bermont, Greux, Vosges, Lorraine, France
Notre Dame d'Altbronn, Ergersheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Notre-Dame, Brasparts, Finistère, Brittany, France. Pardon.
Notre-Dame, Brelès, Finistère, Brittany, France. Pardon.
Notre-Dame de la Clarté, Perros-Guirec, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France. Pardon. Stone Gothic statue crowned, 1946.
Notre-Dame-de-Toute-Aide, Querrien, La Prenessaye, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France. Apparition, 1652.
Notre Dame du Haut, Trédaniel, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France
Notre-Dame de Toutes Joies, Broualan, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France (Our Lady of All Joys)
Notre-Dame du Busson, Bruc-sur-Aff, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France. Mass at Lourdes grotto.
Notre-Dame du Verger, Cancale, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Notre-Dame de la Miette, Minihic-sur-Rance, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France (Our Lady of the Crumb). Pardon.
Notre-Dame, Paimpont, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France. Pardon.
Notre-Dame de Bonne Nouvelle, Ile d'Yeu, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France (Our Lady of Good News)
Notre-Dame de la Brossardière, La Tardière, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France
Notre-Dame du Bien Mourir, Fontgombault, Indre, Centre, France
Notre-Dame d'Orient, Sermizelles, Yonne, Burgundy, France
Notre Dame du Nivernais, Cercy-la-Tour, Nièvre, Burgundy, France
Vierge Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Arceau, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France (Virgin Our Lady of Good Help)
Notre-Dame-du-Val-de-Seine, Baigneux-les-Juifs, Côte d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Bard-le-Régulier, Côte-d'Or, Burgundy, France
Notre-Dame de Consolation, Orchamps Vennes, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France
Notre-Dame de Beauchêne, Cerizay, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Notre Dame d'Obézine, Angoulème, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Notre-Dame-sous-Terre, Saint-Quentin-la-Chabanne, Creuse, Limousin, France (Our Lady under Ground)
Notre Dame du Puy de Bar, Château-Chervix, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France
Notre Dame d'Août, La Roche l'Abeille, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France
Notre-Dame d'Arfeuilles, Arfeuilles, Allier, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame d'Espinasse, Aubusson-d'Auvergne, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France. Procession with Black Virgin statue.
Notre-Dame-du-Marthuret, Riom, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Notre Dame de Consolation, Thiézac, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame, Araules, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France
Notre Dame de Valfleury, Valfleury, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
Notre-Dame des Voirons, Boege, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France. Mountain pilgrimage. Another July 2 in town church.
Notre-Dame de la Montagne, Yenne, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France (Our Lady of the Mountain)
Notre Dame de la Vie, Saint Martin de Belleville, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France (Our Lady of Life)
Notre-Dame de la Rochette, Seyssel, Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France. Chapel dedicated, 1960.
Notre-Dame la Noire, Capdrot, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Notre-Dame de Verdale, Latouille-Lentillac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame de Félines, Prudhomat, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame du Port, Souillac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France (until c1950)
Notre-Dame de Gironde, Saint-Parthem, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre Dame des Misères, Mirabel, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France. Statue found, 1550. Pilgrimage.
Notre Dame de Tonneteau, Gondrin, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame, Vals, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame, Mende, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. 1000s Black Virgin statue in cathedral crowned, 1894.
Notre-Dame du Spasme, La Livinière, Olonzac, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (formerly; also Sept. 8).
Notre Dame de Lumière, Goult, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France (Our Lady of Light)
Madone de Fenestre, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, France. Also July 2 and Sept. 8.
Notre Dame de Lure, Saint-Étienne les Orgues, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France
Notre Dame des Trois Epis, Sindara, Gabon
Sang Marie, Banjul, The Gambia. Country's patronal feast.
Himmelskönigin, Auw an der Kyll, Bitburg-Prüm, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Queen of Heaven)
Patrona Spirensis, Speyer, Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Pilgrimage to cathedral.
Mariä Krönung, Lautenbach, Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Mary's Coronation). Mass and procession.
Maria zu den Ketten, Zell am Harmersbach, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Mary in Chains)
Maria Lindenberg, St. Peter im Schwarzwald, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Schwarze Madonna, Altötting, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Maria-Schnee, Röllbach, Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
Mutter vom Guten Rat, Wörth an der Isar, Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (Mother of Good Counsel)
Panagia Soumela, Veria, Imathia, Central Macedonia, Greece
Mount Zion Mother of God, Agiasos, Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece
Panagia Portaitissa, Astypalaia, Kalymnos, South Aegean, Greece
Panagia Spiliani, Mandraki, Nisyros, Kos, South Aegean, Greece
Panagia Ekatontapyliani, Paros, South Aegean, Greece
Panagia Chrisoskalitissa, Elafonisi, Chania, Crete, Greece
Mosolygós Szűzanya, Osli, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Western Transdanubia, Hungary (Smiling Virgin Mother)
Nagyboldogasszony, Csepreg, Vas, Western Transdanubia, Hungary (Assumption)
Fájdalmas Szűz Mária, Gencsapáti, Vas, Western Transdanubia, Hungary (Sorrowful Virgin Mary)
Szűz Mária, Bélapátfalva, Heves, Northern Hungary, Hungary
Gua Maria Bukit Kanada, Rangkasbitung, Serang, Java, Indonesia
Our Lady's Well, Killarney, Kerry, Munster, Ireland
St. Mary, Navan, Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Our Lady, Our Lady's Island, Wexford, Leinster, Ireland
Notre Dame d'Août, Morgex, Aosta Valley, Italy
Madonna di Loreto, Graglia, Biella, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna della Spina, Pralormo, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Beata Vergine delle Grazie, Rima San Giuseppe, Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Cairo Montenotte, Savona, Liguria, Italy
Nostra Signora di Pia, Finale Ligure, Savona, Liguria, Italy
Nostra Signora delle Grazie, Sori, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Beata Vergine del Lato di Monte Calderaro, Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy. Festa.
Santa Maria del Monte, Cesena, Forlì-Cesena, Emila-Romagna, Italy (St. Mary of the Mountain)
Madonna della Rocca, Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Beata Vergine dell'Arginino, Voltana, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Madonna del Transito, Città di Castello, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Madonna del Sasso, Caldarola, Macerata, Marche, Italy
Santa Maria di Farfa, Farfa Sabina, Rieti, Latium, Italy 
Madonna della Stella, Oriolo Romano, Viterbo, Latium, Italy
Madonna delle Luce, Isernia, Isernia, Molise, Italy
Santa Maria a Pugliano, Ercolano, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Madonna Nera, Positano, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Santa Maria di Avigliano, Campagna, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Santa Maria a Mare, Castellabate, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Materdomini, Nocera Superiore, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Madonna di Foce, Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Maria Santissima delle Tre Corone, Sarno, Salerno, Campania, Italy (Most Holy Mary of the Three Crowns). Town patron.
Madonna dell'Alto, Petralia Sottana, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Madonna di Cammarana, Scoglitti, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Santa Maria di Porto Salvo, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Madonna delle Vittorie, Piazza Armerina, Enna, Sicily, Italy
Maria delle Grazie, Belpasso, Catania, Sicily, Italy 
Madonna della Cava, Pietraperzia, Enna, Sicily, Italy. Festa.
Madonna della Ravanusa, San Giovanni La Punta, Catania, Sicily, Italy. Painting crowned, 2007. Festa.
Maria Santissima di Pugliano, Bianco, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy (Aug. 13-15) 
Maria Santissima del Leandro, Motta San Giovanni, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy 
Madonna Santissima della Stella, Pazzano, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy (Most Holy Madonna of the Star). Midnight mass.
Madonna dei Poveri, Seminara, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria dell'Isola, Tropea, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy
Madonna della Scala, Belvedere di Spinello, Crotone, Calabria, Italy (Madonna of the Stairs)
Madonna delle Grazie, Strongoli, Crotone, Calabria, Italy
Madonna del Cafaro, Albidona, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy 
Santa Maria della Pietà, Castrovillari, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna della Pietà, Civita, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy 
Madonna della Foce, Grimaldi, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy 
Madonna Achiropita, Rossano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy 
SS. Maria degli Antropici, Nocara, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna di Mezzogiorno, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Madonna dell'Armo, Lauria, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy 
Madonna della Madia, Triggiano, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Stella Maris, Pulsano, Taranto, Apulia, Italy
Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Brinumdaritaja Dievmate, Aglona, Latgale, Latvia
Švenčiausiosios Mergelės Marijos, Krekenava, Panevėžys, Aukštaitija, Lithuania (Holy Virgin Mary)
Notre-Dame de Balamand, Koura, North, Lebanon
Asunción de la Virgen María, Santa Maria Petapa, Oaxaca, Mexico
Nuestra Señora del Sagrario, Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacán, Mexico
Notre Dame du Grand Pouvoir, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius
Onze Lieve Vrouw ter Nood, Heiloo, North Holland, Netherlands
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Lourdes, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, Sint Pieter district. Pilgrimage to grotto.
Virgen de la Reconciliación, Lima, Peru
Matka Boża Kodeńska, Kodeń, Biała Podlaska, Lublin, Poland
Matka Boża Świerczyńska, Świerczyna, Osieczna, Leszno, Greater Poland, Poland. Painting crowned, 1723.
Matka Boża Jackowa, Cracow, Poland. Statue crowned, 1766.
Matka Boża, Odporyszów, Żabno, Tarnów, Lesser Poland, Poland. Painting crowned, 1937.
Królowa Podhala, Ludźmierz, Nowy Targ, Lesser Poland, Poland
Matka Boża Kalwaryjska, Kalwaria Pacławska, Przemyśl, Subcarpathia, Poland. Painting crowned, 1882; feast Aug. 11-15.
Wniebowzięta Maryja Panna, Rzeszów, Subcarpathia, Poland
Nossa Senhora do Faro, Valença, Viana do Castelo, Minho-Lima, Norte, Portugal. Town patron, celebrated Aug. 13-15.
Nossa Senhora da Abadia, Santa Maria do Bouro, Amares, Braga, Cávado, Norte, Portugal (Our Lady of the Abbey)
Nossa Senhora da Saúde, Fornos, Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro, Entre Douro e Vouga, Norte, Portugal
Senhora Aparecida, Torno, Lousada, Porto, Tâmega, Norte, Portugal (Lady Who Appeared). August 13-15.
Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Vilas Boas, Vila Flor, Bragança, Alto Trás-os-Montes, Norte, Portugal. August 13-15.
Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Peso da Régua, Vila Real, Douro, Norte, Portugal (Our Lady of Rescue). Procession.
Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Almendra, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Guarda, Douro, Norte, Portugal
Nossa Senhora das Necessidades, Vila Nova de Poiares, Coimbra, Pinhal Interior Norte, Centro, Portugal. August 13-15.
Imaculado Coração de Maria, Alferrarede, Abrantes, Santarém, Médio Tejo, Centro, Portugal, Alferrarede Velha neighborhood
Nossa Senhora da Salvação, Arruda dos Vinhos, Lisboa, Centro, Portugal
Nossa Senhora do Castelo, Coruche, Santarém, Alentejo, Portugal
Nossa Senhora dos Mártires, Castro Marim, Faro, Algarve, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, Serra de Água, Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Madeira, Portugal (Our Lady of Help)
Maica Domnului, Cacica, Suceava, Romania (Mother of God)
Maica Domnului, Bixad, Satu Mare, Romania
Sedembolestná Panna Mária, Slovenský Grob, Pezinok, Bratislava, Slovakia (Virgin Mary of Seven Sorrows)
Nanebovzatia Panny Márie, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, Bratislava, Slovakia (Assumption of the Virgin Mary)
Sedembolestná Panna Mária, Ošcadnica, Cadca, Žilina, Slovakia
Virgen da Xunqueira, Cee, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Santa María la Mayor, Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (St. Mary the Greater)
Virgen de los Ojos Grandes, Lugo, Lugo, Galicia, Spain
Virxe da Veiga, Negueira de Muñiz, Lugo, Galicia, Spain
Virgen de Reza, Orense, Orense, Galicia, Spain
Virgen del Monte, Cervera del Río Alhama, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de las Eras, El Rasillo de Cameros, La Rioja, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Barca, Navia, Asturias, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Cébrano, Teverga, Asturias, Spain
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Nava, Asturias, Spain
Nuestra Señora de las Lindes, Suances, Besaya, Cantabria, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Las Caldas, Los Corrales de Buelna, Besaya, Cantabria, Spain, Las Caldas del Besaya locality
Nuestra Señora de lo Humano, Campoo de Yuso, Campoo, Cantabria, Spain, La Población locality
Virgen de Valvanuz, Selaya, Pas-Miera, Cantabria, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Muslera, El Astillero, Santander, Cantabria, Spain, Guarnizo village
Virgen de Uribarri, Durango, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain
Nuestra Señora de las Eras, El Rasillo de Cameros, La Rioja, Spain. Mass, procession, ham tasting.
Virgen de Agosto, Almolda, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen del Castillo, Bijuesca, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Santa Maria de Meià, Vilanova de Meià, Noguera, Catalonia, Spain. Festa Major in neighborhood of old priory.
Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, Molinaseca, Léon, Castile and Léon, Spain. Fiesta, procession, romería to sanctuary.
Virgen de la Casa, Posada de Omaña, Léon, Castile and León, Spain (Virgin of the House)
Virgen de las Fuentes, Amusco, Palencia, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de Villamar, Sotresgudo, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Espino, Soria, Soria, Castile and León, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Viso, Monterrubio de la Armuña, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain (Our Lady of the Prospect)
Virgen del Robledo, Sequeros, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain (Virgin of the Oak Woods)
Virgen del Socorro, Vitigudino, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain (Virgin of Help)
Virgen de la Paloma, Madrid, Spain (Virgin of the Dove)
Nuestra Señora de Fuentes Claras, Valverde de la Vera, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of Clear Springs)
Nuestra Señora de la Caridad, Navalvillar de Pela, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Casas de Don Pedro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Rosary, singing, mass, procession, food.
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Montesclaros, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Virgen de la Caridad, Villarrobledo, Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of Charity)
Mare de Déu de la Serra, La Serra d'en Galceran, Castelló, Valencia, Spain (Mother of God of the Highlands)
Virgen de la Estrella, Chucena, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Luna, Escacena del Campo, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain (Our Lady of the Moon)
Virgen de las Virtudes, Paterna del Campo, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de la Caridad, Guadalcazar, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Salud, Los Blazquez, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, Alcalá la Real, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain. Procession.
Virgen del Rosario, Cárcheles, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen del Rosario, Cambil, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain. Procession.
Nuestra Señora de la Palma, Algeciras, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de Gracia, Archidona, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, Albuñuelas, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Antigua, Almuñécar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de los Remedios, Serón, Almería, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de las Angustias, Los Llanos de Ariadne, La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Our Lady of Mariapoch, Burton, Ohio, USA. Two-day pilgrimage begins on nearest Saturday.
Our Lady Help of Christians, Cheektowaga, New York, USA
Our Lady of Martyrs, Auriesville, New York, USA
Virgen del Monte Sacro, Aroa, Bolívar, Yaracuy, Venezuela
Nuestra Señora de la Begoña, Naguanagua, Carabobo, Venezuela 
Nuestra Señora de la Consolación, Táriba, Cárdenas, Táchira, Venezuela
Mary, Mother of the Church, Lusaka, Zambia. Annual pilgrimage.
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly