First Sunday in August

Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, Peniche, Leiria, Oeste, Centro, Portugal

Invoked by fishermen and other seafarers, Our Lady of Good Voyage is the patron saint of Peniche on Portugal's central coast. In the old days, the town celebrated her feast in February, and fishermen always visited her shrine before setting out to sea. In the 1900s the date was changed to the first Sunday in August. On that day several masses are held, followed by the Procissão em Terra, Land Procession, when devotees carry Our Lady's statue through the streets. In 1939, the parish priest decided to revive interest in the devotion by adding a Procissão do Mar, Sea Procession, on Saturday night. This has become a major event, in which a flotilla of lighted boats escort statues of Our Lady and other saints. Fireworks displays follow both processions. Peniche celebrates the Monday after as a civic holiday. (Picture from José Pacheco Pereira, Aug. 5, 2008, abrupto.blogspot.com. Information from "Peniche invocou Senhora da Boa Viagem," Agência Ecclesia, www.agencia.ecclesia.pt, and other sources.)

Also commemorated this date:

marian calendar     august

Nossa Senhora dos Anjos, Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Our Lady of the Angels)
Notre-Dame de Lourdes, La Pernelle, Manche, Lower Normandy, France
Maria im Weingarten, Volkach, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany (Mary in the Vineyard)
Szuz Mária, Jászberény, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary
Havas Boldogasszony, Szeged, Csongrád, Hungary
Madonna del Buon Soccorso, Ayas, Aosta, Italy (Sun. after 8/3)
Madonna dei Campi, Fossano, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna di Cali, Traversella, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Madonna della Neve, Acqui Terme, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy (Madonna of the Snow)
Nostra Signora della Neve, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Nostra Signora della Salute, Riomaggiore, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy (Our Lady of Health)
Nostra Signora di Reggio, Vernazza, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Madonna dell'Acqua, Mussolente, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Villafranca Padovana, Padova, Veneto, Italy
Madonna di Miniera, Novafeltria, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Madonna del Mare, Bosa, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Madonna del Giglio, Affile, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna della Rotonda, Albano Laziale, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Sant'Andrea del Garigliano, Frosinone, Latium, Italy
Madonna dei Turchi, Tollo, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Nostra Signora di Costantinopoli, Salerno, Salerno, Campania, Italy (Our Lady of Constantinople). Nautical procession.
Madonna della Libera, Pietrelcina, Benevento, Campania, Italy
Madonna di Sovereto, Terlizzi, Bari, Puglia, Italy
Madonna delle Nevi, Neviano, Lecce, Puglia, Italy
Madonna di Porto Salvo, Belvedere Marittimo, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy (Madonna of Safe Harbor)
Madonna del Mare, Bova, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy (Madonna of the Sea)
Madonna di Jesu, Aprigliano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Fabrizia, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Arena, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Cardinale, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria della Provvidenza, Aci Castello, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Madonna del Mirto, Burgio, Lucca Sicula, & Villafranca Sicula, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (Our Lady of the Myrtle)
Immacolata Concezione, Rodì Milici, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Madonna ta' Lourdes, San Gwann, Malta. Procession.
Senhora do Socorro, Areias de Vilar, Barcelos, Braga, Cávado, Norte, Portugal, (Lady of Help). Pilgrimage.
Senhora da Piedade, Barcelos, Braga, Cávado, Norte, Portugal (Lady of Pity)
Senhora da Assunção, Vilarinho da Castanheira, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Bragança, Alto Trás-os-Montes, Norte, Portugal
Nossa Senhora das Neves, Pinhal do Norte, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Bragança, Norte, Portugal, (Our Lady of the Snows)
Nossa Senhora do Amparo, Mirandela, Bragança, Norte, Portugal (Our Lady of Refuge)
Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Sebadelhe, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Guarda, Douro, Norte, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Veiga, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Guarda, Douro, Norte, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Guia, Loriga, Seia, Guarda, Serra da Estrela, Centro, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Piedade, Canhas, Ponta do Sol, Madeira, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Saúde, Lameiros, São Vicente, Madeira, Portugal
Virgen de la Roca, Baiona, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Virgen del Rosario, La Coruña, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Virxe do Camiño, Muros, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain 
Santa María de las Nieves, Blimea, Asturias, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Pando, Prioro, León, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de las Nieves, Ochagavía, Navarra, Spain
Virgen del Rosario, Velilla del Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Mare de Deu de Les Salines, Maçanet de Cabrenys, Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Pilgrimage to mountain shrine.
Virgen de los Dolores, Beniardá, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, El Rosario, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (Our Lady of Hope)
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly