September 27

Lesna Mother of God, Provemont, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France

At its finding in 1683 (see September 26), the stone icon of Leśna was placed in the Orthodox church in Bukowice. Catholics took it to Leśna, where it became the centerpiece of a Pauline monastery church. In 1863, the monks took part in an unsuccessful Polish uprising against the Russian occupation, and the Russian victors punished them by turning their establishment into an Orthodox convent. Leśna is now in Poland, and the monastery back with the Pauline Fathers, but meanwhile the Orthodox hold that the nuns moved their holy image with them to France after the Bolshevik Revolution. The Russian Orthodox Church honors the Lesna Mother of God on September 27.  (Picture of the icon in its gilt rayed frame from  

Also celebrated this date:
bulletMaria mit dem Geneigten Haupt, Vienna, Austria (Mary with the Bowed Head). Painting crowned, 1931.
bulletPanna Marie, Dub nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic (Virgin Mary). Icon that was found glowing at night moved to Church of the Purification, 1727.

bulletNotre-Dame des Ermites, Montaut, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France (Our Lady of the Hermits). Statue placed in chapel, 1748.
bulletSanta Maria Maggiore, Treviso, Treviso, Veneto, Italy (St. Mary the Greater). Apparition, 1511.
bulletMadonna Addolorata, Angri, Napoli, Campania, Italy (Sorrowful Madonna). Painting crowned, 1953.
bulletNuestra Señora de los Remedios, Guimarán, Carreño, Asturias, Spain. Statue crowned, 1959. Fiesta last Sunday.
bulletVirgen de la Paruela, Bagües, Cinco Villas, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. Fiesta. Romería August 15.
bulletNuestra Señora de Belén, Cabeza del Buey, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain (Our Lady of Bethlehem)

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly