October 12, 2010

Our Lady of the Pillar

One of my favorite Mary Days is the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar. This Mary Day honors the time when Mary - who was still alive - bilocated to Zaragoza Spain, and appeared to St. James the Greater. James purportedly traveled to Spain/Hispania after Pentecost to preach about Christ. After some time of adversity, Mary visited James - resting upon a pillar - and offered the apostle encouragement and prayers. With this dose of spiritual renewal, James was able to continue his mission, greatly impacting the faith of the Spanish people.

Feast Day:  October 12

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