marian calendar     september

September 13

Nuestra Señora del Milagro, Salta, Salta, Argentina

On September 13, 1692, a terrible earthquake shook the city of Salta. In the main church, a statue of the Immaculate Virgin fell from a niche to the floor undamaged, in a position that seemed to convey blessing to the city. The people decided to take the image in procession, along with the statue of Christ from the same church. Immediately the temblors ceased, and the city returned to life. Shortly thereafter the Council resolved to name the Virgin of the Miracle Salta's patron and to commemorate the date annually. The fiesta draws a big crowd from the whole province. (Picture from Portal turístico de la provincia de Salta, noroeste de Argentina, www.portaldesalta.com.ar.)  

Also commemorated this date:

Madonna della Fossetta, Novellara, Reggio Emilia, Italy (Madonna of the Little Ditch). First stone of sanctuary laid, 1654; festa May 31.
Virgen de las Cruces, Daimiel, Ciudad Real, Castilla La Mancha, Spain (Virgin of the Crosses). Statue crowned, 1987.
Nuestra Señora de la Salud, Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain (Our Lady of Health). Statue crowned, 1931. Fiesta Sept. 8. Patron of Balearic capital.
 

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly