November 1

Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso, Cacilhas, Almada, Setúbal, Lisboa, Portugal

The great earthquake of November 1, 1755, which devastated Lisbon, forced the Tejo River up the roads to Cacilhas nearby. But the waters withdrew after people prayed before the image of Our Lady. Ever since, an annual celebration honors the local Patroness, Our Lady of Good Success, with penitential rites, concerts, and a procession on All Saints Day, November 1. (Photo from the church's blog, "Festas do 2007," Paróquia Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso de Cacilhas,  

Also celebrated this date:

bulletOnze-Lieve-Vrouw van Scherpenheuvel, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem, Flemish Brabant, Belgium (Notre-Dame de Montaigu). Candlelight procession on following Sunday.
bulletOnze-Lieve-Vrouw van de Ossenweg, Zoutleeuw, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. Candlelight procession on following Sunday.
bulletNotre-Dame de la Fontaine, Leynhac, Cantal, Auvergne, France. Statue on public fountain blessed, 1884.
bulletGua Maria Ratu Damai, Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia (Mary Queen of Peace Grotto). Grotto blessed, 2007.
bulletMaria Santissima del Castello, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Latium, Italy. Church, rebuilt after earthquake, reconsecrated, 1834.
bulletMadonna dell'Archetto, Rome, Italy. 1690 majolica painting crowned, 1946.
bulletMadonna della Sughera, Tolfa, Roma, Latium, Italy. Painting found in cork oak tree, 1501.
bulletSanta Maria della Libertà, Giarre, Catania, Sicily, Italy. Festa.
bulletMaria Immacolata, Milo, Catania, Sicily, Italy. Festa.
bulletMatka Boża Miłosierdzia, Warsaw, Poland (Merciful Mother of God). Foundation of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, 1862.
bulletMatka Boża Pocieszenia, Kawnice, Konin, Greater Poland, Poland (Consoling Mother of God)
bulletInmaculada Concepción, Villalpando, Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. Men of the municipality vowed to defend the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception with their lives, 1466.
bulletVirgen de la Palma, Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain. Tidal wave stopped, 1755; statue crowned, 1987.

Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly