September 30

Bunda Maria Di Atas Perahu, Pulau Galang, Lubuk Baja, Riau, Indonesia

From 1979 to 1996, Galang Island in southeastern Indonesia was the site of a camp for Vietnamese refugees, many of them Catholic. Although most of the refugees have left, several shrines to Mary remain, among them this one to St. Mary of the Boat People dedicated September 30, 1994. (Image from Minanga,  

Also celebrated this date:
bulletGua Maria Hati Ibu Yang Bahagia, Danan, Wonogiri, Central Java, Indonesia. Grotto dedicated, 1997.
bulletNostra Signora di Loreto, Groscavallo, Torino, Piedmont, Italy. Apparition, 1630.
bulletMadonna delle Laste, Trent, Italy. Secularized sanctuary reconsecrated, 1962.
bulletNostra Signora del Miracolo, Bitti, Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy. Procession, dancing.
bulletMother of God of Makariev, Makaryevo, Lyskovsky, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (Sept. 17 old calendar)
bulletVirgen de los Remedios, Mecina Bombarón, Granada, Andalucía, Spain


Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly