Virgen del Amor Hermoso, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain
In 1946, local sculptor Juan González Moreno made the statue of the
Virgin of Beautiful Love for the Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus
Resurrected in Cartagena, in southeastern Spain. The Virgin's feast day is
May 31, but her great moment in the port city comes on Easter Sunday. All
the dramatic events of Holy Week draw to an emotional conclusion as the
Brotherhood carries the Virgin's elaborate processional "throne"
into the Church of Santa María, while the crowd sings her special Salve.
On October 26, 2003, the president of the Catholic University of Murcia
and his wife stood as godparents as the Virgin of Beautiful Love received
a magnificent crown donated by the University and the City of Cartagena.
(Picture from Agrupación de la Santisíma Virgen del Amor Hermoso,
Also commemorated this date:
|Notre Dame, Pringy, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France. Black
Virgin restored still-born infant to life October 26, 1662, long
enough to be baptised.|
|Notre-Dame, Verdun, Meuse, Lorraine, France|
|All Holy Lady, Thessaloniki, Greece|
|Madre di Dio Nikopeia, San Vito dei Normanni, Bari, Apulia, Italy.
Icon crowned, 1996.|
|Iveron Mother of God, Moscow, Russia. Copy of Greek icon arrived,