Third Sunday in August

Nossa Senhora de Azambuja, Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil

In the 1870s, Italians from the town of Treviglio in Lombardy settled in the Azambuja valley of southern Brazil. They built a chapel of handmade brick, dedicated in 1887 to Our Lady of Caravaggio. (For more on this Lombard devotion and its spread to Brazil, see May 26). Five years later, the influx of pilgrims to the chapel necessitated a larger building. Over the altar of the church dedicated in 1894, new statues from Italy were installed, representing the Madonna's 1432 apparition to Mrs. Giannetta Varoli near the town of Caravaggio, four miles from Treviglio. In 1927, the old chapel was demolished. The following year a Lourdes grotto was dedicated, with a chapel containing ex votos and the picture of the Madonna of Caravaggio from the old one. In the 1940s a still bigger church, resplendent with stained glass and marble, replaced that of the 1890s. Although the shrine still celebrates Our Lady of Caravaggio on May 26, since 1900 it has held a separate festa for Our Lady of Azambuja, the name by which the shrine is now known. Originally held on the feast of the Assumption, August 15, the festa of Our Lady of Azambuja was moved to the third Sunday of August in 1985, after Brazil discontinued the August 15 national holiday. (Information and picture from the shrine's site, Azambuja, www.azambuja.org.br.)

Also commemorated this date:
bulletVirgencita de la Peña, Santa María de Yariguarenda, San Martín, Salta, Argentina (Little Virgin of the Crag)
bulletNossa Senhora de Nazaré, Tracuateua, Pará, Brazil. Círio at St. Sebastian's Church.
bulletMadonna delle Grazie, Castel de' Britti, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Madonna of Graces)
bulletMadonna delle Grazie, Castel d'Aiano, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
bulletMadonna del Soldato, Monteleone di Fermo, Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy. Festa with soldiers' reunion and outdoor mass.
bulletMadonna del Tufo, Rocca di Papa, Latium, Italy
bulletMadonna dell'Eterno, Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno, Campania, Italy
bulletMadonna dell'Aiuto, Campobello di Licata, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (Madonna of Help)
bulletSantissima Annunziata, Isca sullo Ionio, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
bulletMadonna del Carmine, Gioiosa Jonica, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy
bulletMadonna delle Grazie, Gallico Superiore, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy
bulletMadonna di Corsignano, Giovinazzo, Bari, Puglia, Italy
bulletMadonna della Pace, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Puglia, Italy. Festa. 
bulletMatka Boze Pocieszenia, Obra, Wolsztyn, Greater Poland, Poland (Consoling Mother of God)
bulletSenhora das Vitórias, Rio Covo, Barcelos, Braga, Norte, Portugal. Festa. (Lady of Victories)
bulletSenhora da Guia, Santo Tirso, Porto, Norte, Portugal, Agrela district 
bulletNossa Senhora da Piedade, Canedo, Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro, Norte, Portugal. Festa.
bulletSenhora do Socorro, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Centro, Portugal (Lady of Rescue)
bulletNossa Senhora da Piedade da Serra, Almargem do Bispo, Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
bulletVirgen del Patrocinio, Uruñuela, La Rioja, Spain
bulletVirgen de las Angustias, Embid de Ariza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
bulletVirgen de la Carrasca, Blancas, Teruel, Aragon, Spain (Virgin of the Holm Oak)
bulletVirgen del Rosario, Fuerte del Rey, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain
bulletVirgen de Belén, Noalejo, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain (Virgin of Bethlehem)
bulletVirgen de la Aurora, Alhendín, Granada, Andalucia, Spain (Virgin of the Dawn). Annual procession except every 5 years (2009, 2014) when town patron Inmaculada takes her place.
bulletNuestra Señora de la Luz, Garafía, La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (Our Lady of Light)
bulletNuestra Señora de la Esperanza, La Guancha, Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (Our Lady of Hope)
bulletNuestra Señora del Buen Viaje, El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain (Our Lady of Good Voyage)
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly