September 6

Krˇlowa Mazowsza, Czerwińsk nad Wisłą, Płock, Mazovia, Poland

Modeled on the ancient icon of Salus Populi Romani (see also October 2), the image of the Victorious Mother of Consolation (Zwycięska Matka Pocieszenia) came in 1612 to the Basilica of the Annunciation in Czerwińsk, a monastery village in the Mazovia region of east-central Poland on the Vistula River. In 1647 King Władysław IV recovered from a critical illness after praying before it there. On September 6, 1970, Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński crowned the icon Queen of Mazovia. Her main feast days are the Annunciation, March 25, and Assumption, August 15. The picture at right shows the icon as usually displayed, in an elaborate cover embossed with the sun, moon, and dove of the Holy Spirit (from "Czytelnia: 15 sierpnia," Internetowa Liturgia Godzin,

Also commemorated this date:

bulletOur Lady of Sorrows, Catholic Church. Start of novena preceding feast September 15.
bullet Madonna delle Lacrime, Dongo, Como, Lombardy, Italy (Our Lady of the Tears). Fresco wept, 1553.
bullet Madonna del Pettoruto, San Sosti, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Statue crowned, 1903.
bullet Maria Madre della Grazia, Galatone, Lecce, Apulia, Italy. Procession & fireworks; feast Sept. 8.
bulletMatka Pięknej Miłości, Skrzyńsko, Przysucha, Masovia, Poland (Mother of Beautiful Love). 1400s icon crowned, 1998.
bulletMother of God of St. Peter, Moscow, Russia (Aug. 24 old style)
bulletVerge del Socors, CÓlig, Castellˇ, Valencia, Spain (Our Lady of Help)
bullet Virgen de Monserrate, Orihuela, Alicante, Valencia, Spain. Procession & fireworks; feast Sept. 8.
bullet Virgen al Pie de la Cruz, Pušol, Horta Nord, Valencia, Spain (Virgin at the Foot of the Cross). Sculpture found, 1570.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly