September 8

MARIAN CALENDAR     SEPTEMBER

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Catholic and Orthodox Churches

The Bible says nothing about Mary's birth, only that the angel found her living in Nazareth in Galilee. Traditions about her birth rely on the 2nd-century apocryphal book Protoevangelium of James, which makes her the miracle child of aging childless parents, Anna and Joachim, born "in the ninth month" in an unspecified location. It is thought that the feast of Mary's birth originated in Jerusalem in the 400s and was quickly adopted by the Syrian church. In 603 Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, confirmed the belief that Mary was born there near the Pool of Bethesda on the site of St. Anne's Church (and, presumably, following the Protoevangelium, later moved to Nazareth with her fiancé Joseph). The Nativity of the Virgin was celebrated in Rome and a few other places in the West in the 600s but did not become a major liturgical occasion in the Roman Catholic Church until the great Marian era of the 1200s. From then until 1955 the Nativity of Mary was preceded by a fast and celebrated for a week. Now,  although a simple feast and not a solemnity or day of obligation in most Catholic dioceses, September 8 is still the main commemoration day at many of the world's Marian shrines. Some Orthodox churches celebrate the Nativity of Mary on September 21, the modern date corresponding to September 8 in the Julian calendar.

In Domenico Ghirlandaio's 1490 fresco Birth of the Virgin (detail above) in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy, St. Anne rests in bed while an attendant holds the newborn St. Mary and the donor's daughter looks on. The inscription on the wall above is from the antiphon for this feast: "Nativitas tua, Dei Genitrix Virgo, / Gaudium annuntiavit universo mundo" (Thy Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, / Hath brought joy to the whole world).

Why September 8? In the Byzantine empire where the feast first evolved, the calendar year began on September 1, as the liturgical year still does in Greek denominations, so September 8 was the octave of New Year, one week later. "Scholars believe that this date was chosen since it was symbolic that the 'beginning' of the work of salvation should be commemorated near to the beginning of the new year. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary was later fixed at December 8, nine months prior" (Matthew Mauriello, "A Meditation on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary," The Mary Page, campus.udayton.edu/mary/meditations/Sept97.html). The Greek church year begins with Mary's birth in September and ends with her Dormition in August. Of course, it was also fitting that the Virgin be born under the sign of Virgo.
Also celebrated this date:

(some of international importance in bold)

Virgen del Carmen de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Mariä Geburt, Mariazell, Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria (Mary's Birth)
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Nazareth, Nazareth, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Geboorte, Hollebeke, East Flanders, Belgium
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Steps, Montenaken, Limburg, Flanders, Belgium. Candlelight procession.
Notre-Dame de Bon Conseil, Seneffe, Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium, Arquennes district (Our Lady of Good Counsel)
Nossa Senhora da Vitória, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil
Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Mato Grosso, Brazil (Our Lady of Liberation)
Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, Abaetetuba, Pará, Brazil
Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Círio: mass, procession, fireworks.
Notre-Dame du Lac des Deux-Montagnes, Oka, Quebec, Canada. Abbey founded, 1881.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Johnstown, Nova Scotia, Canada. Mosaic dedicated, 1963. Outdoor mass in early July.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Ayquina, Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
Our Lady of Bliss, Luchongguan, Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Our Lady of Lourdes, Jilin City, Jilin, China
Nuestra Señora de las Misericordias, Santa Rosa de Osos, Antioquia, Colombia (Our Lady of Mercies)
Gospe od Otoka, Solin, Dalmatia, Croatia
Loreta, Bor, Tachov, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Panna Marie ve Skále, Spálov, Nový Jicín, Moravia-Silesia, Czech Republic (Virgin Mary under the Rock)
Virgen de la Caridad, Cobre, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Virgen María Natividad, Balbanera, Chimborazo, Ecuador
Notre Dame des Dunes, Dunkerque, Nord, France
Notre-Dame de la Roche, Lévis-Saint-Nom, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
Notre-Dame de Bercy, Paris, France
Notre- Dame de Valsuzenay, Vendeuvre-sur-Barse, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Former pilgrimage.
Notre-Dame de Montrot, Arc-en-Barrois, Langres, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Notre-Dame du Chêne, Saint-Imoges, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France (before WWII)
Notre-Dame de Sion, Saxon-Sion, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Notre-Dame des Marais, Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France. Gothic statue in St. Sulpice Church crowned, 1923.
Notre-Dame du Roncier, Josselin, Morbihan, Brittany, France
Notre Dame de Bonne Fontaine, Danne-et-Quatre-Vents, Moselle, Lorraine, France (Our Lady of Good Fountain)
Notre-Dame, Béhuard, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Notre-Dame-des-Celles, Saint-Georges-sur-Beaulche, Yonne, Burgundy, France
Notre-Dame-du-Charme, Saint-Bonnot, Nièvre, Burgundy, France (Our Lady of the Hornbeam)
Notre-Dame de la Chaux, Cuisery, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. Pilgrimage on near Sunday: meal, procession.
Notre Dame de Bellegarde, Bellegarde en Marche, Creuse, Limousin, France
Notre-Dame de Vernouillet, Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France
Vierge de Ronzières, Tourzel-Ronzières, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France 
Notre Dame du Vignal, Gerzat, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Notre Dame de la Roche, Mayres, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame de Grâces, Arpajon-sur-Cère, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame de Guérison, Enchanet, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame des Miracles, Marcenat, Cantal, Auvergne, France
Notre Dame de Vauclaire, Molompize, Cantal, Auvergne, France (or closest Sunday)
Notre-Dame-d'Estours, Monistrol-d'Allier, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France
Notre-Dame de l'Ille, Luzech, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame la Négrette, Espalion, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France (Little Black Lady)
Notre-Dame-de-Garaison, Monléon-Magnoac, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame du Pouech, Oust, Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame de la Drèche, Lescure-d'Albigeois, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Notre-Dame de Marceille, Limoux, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Notre-Dame la Noire, Saint-Guiraud, l'Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Our Lady the Black)
Notre-Dame de la Mure, Cornas, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France
Notre-Dame de Fresneau, Marsanne, Drôme Provençale, Rhône-Alpes, France
Notre-Dame des Grâces, Gignac, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Notre Dame des Vignes, Visan, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Pilgrimage to chapel.
Notre-Dame de Valcluse, Auribeau-sur-Siagne, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Notre-Dame de Grâce, Eyguières, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. Church blessed, 1783.
Notre-Dame-de-Consolation, Jouques, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Notre-Dame des Grâces, Morsiglia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France. Fête, procession.
Notre Dame de Pancheraccia, Pancheraccia, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France
Marienthal, Geisenheim, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Hesse, Germany (Mary's Valley). Church inaugurated, 1330; new church consecrated, 1858; annual procession at monastery.
Panagia Plataniotissa, Plataniotissa, Kalavryta, Achaea, Greece
Nossa Senhora da Natividade, Cacheu, Guinée-Bissau
Szuz Mária, Röjtökmuzsaj, Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Szuz Mária, Csatka, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary (Virgin Mary). Chapel dedicated, 1864. Pilgrimage 1st weekend.
Magyarok Nagyasszonya, Homokkomárom, Zala, Hungary
Our Lady of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Madonna della Fontana, San Nazzaro Sesia, Novara, Piedmont, Italy (Our Lady of the Spring). Festa with hourly masses.
Nostra Signora delle Grazie, Gavi, Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy
Madonna degli Olmetti, Lemie, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
Santa Maria, Pinerolo, Torino, Piemonte, Italy. Abbey founded, 1064.
Regina Montis Regalis, Vicoforte, Mondovi, Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy (Queen of Mt. Royal)
Madonna del Suffragio, Recco, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Madonna della Villa, Ceriana, Imperia, Liguria, Italy
Madonna di Rogoredo, Alzate Brianza, Como, Lombardy, Italy
Vergine del Soccorso, Ossuccio, Como, Lombardy, Italy
Madonna del Monte, Aviano, Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Apparition, 1510.
Beata Vergine di Castelmonte, Prepotto, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Madonna delle Pianelle, Nimis, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Maria Vergine della Misericordia, Terrassa Padovana, Padova, Veneto, Italy
Madonna Nera, Monastier di Treviso, Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie di San Clemente, Bastiglia, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Beata Vergine del Molino, Lugo, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Blessed Virgin of the Mill). Relief icon crowned, 1856.
Madonna dei Miracoli, Galeata, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Madonna di Piè di Piazza, Pescia, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy
Sacra Cintola, Prato, Tuscany, Italy (Virgin's sash)
Madonna del Castagno, Abbadia San Salvatore, Siena, Tuscany, Italy. Church consecrated , 1524.
Madonna delle Grazie, Castel Focognano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, Calleta district
Madonna delle Grazie, Rasiglia, Foligno, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Madonna del Ponte, Gubbio, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Madonna della Reggia, Umbertide, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Santa Maria della Consolazione, Todi, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Madonna del Buon Consiglio, Acquasparta, Terni, Umbria, Italy
Madonna del Ponte, Narni, Terni, Umbria, Italy
Santa Maria dell'Acqua Nera, Frontone, Pesaro e Urbino, Marche, Italy (St. Mary of the Black Water)
Madonna del Buon Gesù, Fabriano, Ancona, Marche, Italy
Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, Osimo, Ancona, Marche, Italy (Our Lady of the Sacred Heart). Painting displayed, 1870.
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Monte Gilberto, Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy (St. Mary of Graces)
Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Manziana, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna della Pietà, Monteflavio, Roma, Latium, Italy
Madonna dell'Elcina, Abbateggio, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Santa Maria Odigitria, Rosciano, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Maria Santissima delle Grazie, Rosello, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Madonna del Rimedio, Oristano, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
Nostra Signora di Valverde, Nuoro, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
Madonna dei Cipressi, Fontegreca, Caserta, Campania, Italy
Immacolata Concezione, Calitri, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Santa Maria della Libera, Trevico, Avellino, Campania, Italy
Madonna di Montevergine, Barano d'Ischia, Napoli, Campania, Italy
Madonna di Grottaferrata, Rofrano, Salerno, Campania, Italy
S. Maria di Canneto, Roccavivara, Campobasso, Molise, Italy
Madonna dell'Alto, Alcamo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Madonna della Favara, Contessa Entellina, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Maria SS. dei Miracoli, Mezzojuso, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Madonnuzza, Marineo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Maria Santissima del Rosario, Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. Patronal festa.
Madonna dei Miracoli, Mussomeli, Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy
Madonna della Stella, Barrafranca, Enna, Sicily, Italy
Madonna della Luce, Mistretta, Messina, Sicily, Italy
Immacolata Concezione, Bovalino, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy. Rain doused attacker's fires Sept. 8, 1594.
SS. Maria di Portosalvo, Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy. Patronal festa.
Madonna delle Grazie, Sinopoli, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy (Sept. 7-8)
Madonna della Montagna, Taurianova, Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy (Sept. 7-9)
Madonna delle Grazie, Pizzo Calabro, Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy
Madonna della Luce, Magisano, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Madonna del Riposo, Platania, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Maria SS. del Perpetuo Soccorso, Serrastretta, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy (St. Mary of Perpetual Help)
Maria Scala Coeli, Tiriolo, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Campana, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Cariati, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria della Stella, Castrolibero, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
L'Immacolata, Fagnano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Lago, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Santa Maria delle Grazie, Lappano, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna della Taureana, Longobardi, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
L'Annunziata, Marano Principato, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Madonna di Montevergine, Paola, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Maria Santissima del Perpetuo Soccorso, Trecchina, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy (St. Mary of Perpetual Help). Crowned, 1926.
Madonna del Principio, Lavello, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna delle Spinelle, Melfi, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna del Carmine, Tito, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy 
Santa Maria di Banzi, Banzi, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Madonna del Vetere, Moliterno, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Maria SS della Serra, Calciano, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Santa Maria di Ripalta, Cerignola, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Madonna di Pulsano, Monte Sant'Angelo, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Madonna di Kàlena, Peschici, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Corato, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Madonna dei Martiri, Molfetta, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Cassano delle Murge, Bari, Apulia, Italy
Madonna dei Martiri, Pulsano, Taranto, Apulia, Italy
Madonna del Riposo, Alessano, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Collepasso, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Corigliano d'Otranto, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Melissano, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Sannicola, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna del Passo, Specchia, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna delle Grazie, Taviano, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Madonna dell'Iconella, Veglie, Lecce, Apulia, Italy
Mergelės Marijos Gimimo, Siluva, Raseinių, Lithuania
Virgen de los Remedios, Santa Barbara, Chihuahua, Mexico
Virgen de los Remedios, San Juan del Rio, Durango, Mexico
Onze Lieve Vrouw van Schilberg, Echt-Susteren, Limburg, Netherlands, Pey district
Mamacha Cocharcas, San Pedro de Cocharcas, Apurímac, Perú
Gwiazda Polskiego Morza, Swarzewo, Puck, Pomerania, Poland (Polish Star of the Sea). Statue crowned, 1937.
Królowa Pomorza, Piaseczno, Gniew, Tczewski, Pomorskie, Poland (Queen of Pomerania)
Matka Boża Pocieszenia, Hrubieszów, Lublin, Poland (Consoling Mother of God). Icon crowned, 1724.
Różańcowa Matka Boża, Janów Lubelski, Lublin, Poland (Rosary Mother of God). 1600s icon crowned, 1985.
Matka Boża Literacka, Buk, Poznań, Greater Poland, Poland
Matka Boska Piaskowa, Cracow, Poland (Blessed Mother of Piasek). Fresco crowned, 1883.
Królowa Rodzin, Chorzelów, Mielec, Subcarpathia, Poland (Queen of Families). Rediscovered painting installed, 1978.
Różańcowa Matka Boża, Dzików, Tarnobrzeg, Subcarpathia, Poland
Matka Boża Zawierzenia, Tarnowiec, Jasielski, Subcarpathia, Poland (Mother of God of Confidence). Statue crowned, 1925.
Matka Boża z Zawady, Zawada, Subcarpathia, Poland. Icon crowned, 1920.
Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Lamego, Douro, Norte, Portugal
Senhora da Graça, Manteigas, Guarda, Beira, Centro, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Luz, Carnide, Lisbon, Portugal
Nossa Senhora da Estrela, Marvão, Portalegre, Alto Alentejo, Portugal (Our Lady of the Star)
Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, Nazaré, Leiria, Portugal
Maicii Domnului, Francesti, Valcea, Romania
Virgen de Los Milagros, Caión, Laracha, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Romería.
Virgen del Portal, Belvís, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain (romería)
Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, Baños de Molgas, Ourense, Galicia, Spain (Our Lady of Miracles)
Santa María das Ermidas, O Bolo, Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Nosa Señora da Armada, Celanova, Ourense, Galicia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Franqueira, Cañiza, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Virgen del Puerto, Marín, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
Santa María la Real, O Cebreiro, Lugo, Galicia, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio, Latores, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Virgen de Armatilla, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Virgen de Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, Oriente, Asturias, Spain
Virgen de Guía, Llanes, Oriente, Asturias, Spain
Virgen de Vega, Valderrueda, León, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de Alconada, Ampudia, Palencia, Castile and León, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Revilla, Baltanás, Palencia, Castile and León, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Belén, Carrión de los Condes, Palencia, Castile and León, Spain (Our Lady of Bethlehem)
Virgen de los Remedios, Peñaranda de Duero, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. Fiesta. Procession from shrine to town church.
Virgen de la Guía, Tordesillas, Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de la Peña, Tordesillas, Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de San Lorenzo, Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Vega, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain (Our Lady of the Bottomland). Patron of Salamanca.
Virgen de la Soterraña, Ávila, Castile and León, Spain
Virgen de la Fuente Santa, Medinilla, Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. Mass & procession at chapel. Return to church Sept. 9.
Virgen de los Villares, Navaluenga, Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. Mass, procession, bullfight.
Nuestra Señora del Camino, Iguña, Arenas de Iguña, Besaya, Cantabria, Spain (Our Lady of the Road)
Virgen de Valencia, Piélagos, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Solares, Camargo, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen de Socabarga, Liaño, Astillero, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen del Camino, Saro, Pas-Miera, Cantabria, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios, San Miguel de Luena, Pas-Miera, Cantabria, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Vega, Vega de Pas, Pas-Miera, Cantabria, Spain (Our Lady of the Bottomland)
Virgen de Latas, Ribamontán al Mar, Trasmiera, Cantabria, Spain 
Virgen del Puerto, Santoña, Trasmiera, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen Niña, Ampuero, Asón-Agüera, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen del Camino, Hoz de Anero, Ribamontán al Monte, Trasmiera, Cantabria, Spain (Virgin of the Road)
Virgen de Gracia, Liendo, Oriente, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen del Milagro, Torre, Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain
Virgen de La Plaza, Elciego, Álava, Basque Country, Spain
Virgen del Valle, Samaniego, Álava, Basque Country, Spain
Andre Mari de Arritokieta, Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain. Town patron.
Virgen de la Rosa, Ábalos, La Rioja, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Antigua, Arenzana de Abajo, La Rioja, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Vico, Arnedo, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen del Valle, Cenicero, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de la Antigua, Grávalos, La Rioja, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Vega, Haro, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de la Cuesta, Santurde de Rioja, La Rioja, Spain 
Virgen de los Remedios, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, La Rioja, Spain
Virgen de Jerusalén, Artajona, Tafalla, Navarre, Spain
Santa María de Guayente, Sahún, Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Virgen del Collado, Senegüé, Huesca, Aragon, Spain (Virgin of the Hill). Pilgrimage to shrine on following Tuesday.
Virgen de la Peña, Calatayud, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Lagunas, Cariñena, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de Cabañas, La Almunia de Doña Godina, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain (or nearest Sun.) Romería.
Nuestra Señora del Puyal, Luesia, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de la Fuente, Muel, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de San Cristóbal, Uncastillo, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de la Vega, Alcalá De La Selva, Teruel, Aragon, Spain
Virgen de Gracia, La Fresneda, Teruel, Aragon, Spain
Virgen del Campo, Villafranca, Teruel, Aragon, Spain
Mare de Déu del Claustre, Solsona, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Mare de Déu del Tura, Olot, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Mare de Déu de Núria, Queralbs, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Virgen de Montgrony, Gombrèn, Ripollès, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Mare de Déu dels Torrents, Vimbodí, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. Torchlight procession in years ending in 4 or 9.
Nuestra Señora del Castillo, Cabezabellosa, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Virgen de Altagracia, Garrovillas de Alconétar, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Valdefuentes, Montehermoso, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Granada, Montemolín, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Pomegranite)
Nuestra Señora del Ara, Fuente del Arco, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Altar)
Nuestra Señora de la Hermosa, Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Lovely)
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Malpartida de la Serena, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Ascension)
Nuestra Señora de Gracia, Berlanga, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Belén, Puebla de Sancho Pérez, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of Bethlehem)
Nuestra Señora de la Coronada, Medina de las Torres, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, Bienvenida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Bienvenida, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Soterraño, Barcarrota, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Aguasantas, Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Aguas Santas, Salvaleón, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Holy Waters)
Madre de Misericordia, Burguillos del Cerro, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Mother of Mercy)
Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Higuera la Real, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Valverde de Leganés, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Hermosa, Fuente de Cantos, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of the Lovely)
Virgen de Guadalupe, Villanueva de la Serena, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. Mass and procession.
Nuestra Señora de la Oliva, Anchuelo, Madrid, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Antigua, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Our Lady of the Ancient)
Virgen de la Vega, Barajas de Melo, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of the Plain)
Nuestra Señora de Riánsares, Tarancón, Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. Town patron. Solemn mass & procession.
Virgen de Gracia, Puertollano, Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of Grace)
Virgen de la Antigua, Cebolla, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Socorro, Orgaz, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (Our Lady of Help)
Virgen de la Antigua, Cebolla, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of the Ancient)
Mare de Déu de l'Adjutori, Benlloch, Castelló, Valencia, Spain
Virgen de Loreto, Benlloch, Castelló, Valencia, Spain
Verge de la Misericòrdia, Borriana, Castelló, Valencia, Spain
Mare de Déu de Sales, Sueca, Valencia, Spain
Mare de Déu del Castell, Corbera, Valencia, Spain
Mare de Déu de la Salut, Algemesí, Valencia, Spain
Virgen de Gracia, Castielfabib, Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Virgen de la Salud, Elda, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Virgen de La Salud, Redován, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Virgen de las Virtudes, Villena, Alicante, Valencia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Montemayor, Muguer, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Cinta, Huelva, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Socorro, Rociana, Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen del Consuelo, Alcoleo del Río, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Mairena del Alcor, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora de Consolación, Carrión de los Céspedes, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de Gracia, Carmona, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de los Llanos, La Roda de Andalucía, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain (Virgin of the Plains). Town's patronal fiesta.
Virgen de los Remedios, Belmez, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Piedad, Iznájar, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. Fiesta; 1400s statue crowned, 2000. Town patron.
Virgen de la Fuensanta, Córdoba, Córdoba, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de Rosel, patrona de La Yedra, Jaén, Andalucía, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta, Villanueva del Arzobispo, Jaén, Andalucia, Spain (Our Lady of the Holy Spring)
Santa María de Guadalupe, Algar, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Santa María de las Virtudes, Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de los Ángeles, Grazalema, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de los Milagros, Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain (Virgin of the Miracles). Crowned, 1916.
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Antequera, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Nuestra Señora de la Peña, Mijas, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Piedad, Baza, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Virgen de la Cabeza, Churriana de la Vega, Granada, Andalucia, Spain (Virgin of the Head). Procession from church to shrine.
Virgen de la Granada, Guillena, Granada, Andalucia, Spain
Nuestra Señora del Saliente, Albox, Almería, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de Gádor, Berja, Almería, Andalucía, Spain
Virgen de la Esperanza, Calasparra, Murcia, Spain
Mare de Déu de la Salut, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain (Mother of God of Health)
Nuestra Señora del Pino, Teror, Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Notre-Dame de Lorette, Saint-Ursanne, Porrentruy, Jura, Switzerland. Chapel blessed, 1712.
Notre-Dame du Corbelin, Chandolin, Valais, Switzerland
Unsere Liebe Frau zur Hohen Stiege, Saas-Fee, Visp, Valais, Switzerland (Our Dear Lady of the High Stairs). Procession.
Comforting Mother of God, Sokal, Lviv, Ukraine. Icon crowned, 1724.
Our Lady of Charity, Miami, Florida, USA
Nuestra Señora del Valle, El Valle del Espíritu Santo, Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

 

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