November 15

Nossa Senhora do Rocio, Paranaguá, Paraná, Brazil

In the 1600s, an African or native fisherman named Pai Berę found in his net a statue which settlers identified as Our Lady of the Dew, the beloved Virgin of Andalucia in southern Spain. Over the years many miracles and healings were attributed to the intercession of Our Lady of the Dew in this area along the south coast of Brazil. People called on her successfully for help during storms at sea, the plague of 1901, and the flu of 1918. In 1977 the Catholic bishops and Pope declared her patron of the state of Paraná, where her feast day is celebrated annually on November 15. (Information and picture from "Setor Nossa Senhora do Rocio,"  

Also celebrated this date:

Holy Virgin's apparition to Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt (384-412)
Madonna dello Schiavo, Carloforte, Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy. Image found, 1800.
Maria Santissima della Libera, Colle Sannita, Benevento, Campania, Italy
Shuya-Smolensk Mother of God, Shuya, Ivanovo, Russia (Nov. 2 old calendar)

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Where We Walked ~~~ Mary Ann Daly