marian calendar     october

October 20

Notre-Dame, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Pope Gregory X dedicated Lausanne's Cathedral of Our Lady on October 20, 1275. The dedication anniversary was celebrated annually until 1536, when an edict of October 19 suppressed all Catholic services. In 1537, Protestants destroyed the Cathedral's image of the Golden Virgin, Our Lady of Lausanne (replica in the Church of St-Redempteur, right, from the church's former website, A new Catholic church of  Notre-Dame was consecrated in 1835. 

Also commemorated this date:

Notre-Dame de Mont Sainte-Odile, Ottrott, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Church consecrated, 1696.
Gua Maria Toho, Toho, Pontianak, West Borneo, Indonesia. Grotto dedicated, 1996.
St. Mary, Pope's Quay, Cork, Ireland. Dominican church opened, 1839; houses 1300s statue of Our Lady of Graces.
Mater Admirabilis, Rome, Italy. Pope visiting convent pulled curtain hiding novice's awkward fresco & found it transformed, 1846.
Nuestra Seņora del Aviso, Lima, Peru (Our Lady of the Warning). Fiesta.
Mother of God of the Pskov Caves, Pechory, Pskov, Russia (old calendar Oct. 7)

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly