Our Lady of Solitude(Dec.18)

Apr 29, 2012 by

December 18

Saint Mary,

Our Lady of Solitude


Patron Saint of Mariners;

Oaxaca, Mexico; Sailors

Feast Dates:

December 18

Holy Saturday

Extract from Our Lady of Solitude: “One day during the 17th century, an unattended, heavily-laden pack donkey staggered into Oaxaca and died. No one knew where it had come from, who owned it, or what it carried. When the people examined his pack, they found a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Solitude. She wore a crown of diamonds with a huge drop pearl in the middle, and a black velvet robe with semi-precious stones. The people decided that as the donkey had died at that spot, they would build a church there to house the little statue. ” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Solitude. See also: Our Lady of Solitude PICTURE and PRAYER.

Extract from Who is Our Lady of Solitude?: “Devotion to Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Solitude, was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin during her solitude on Holy Saturday, as she awaited with faith the Resurrection of her Beloved Son, the Savior of the world. In the 17th century, devotion to Our Lady of Solitude increased when an unattended, heavily-laden pack donkey staggered into Oaxaca, Mexico and died. No one knew where it had come from, who owned it, or what it carried.  When the people examined his pack, they found a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Solitude.  She wore a crown of diamonds with a huge drop pearl in the middle, and a black velvet robe. The people decided that as the donkey had died at that spot, they would build a church there to house the little statue. Since then devotion to Our Lady of Solitude has grown, especially in Latin America.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Solitude. See also: Our Lady of Solitude (Multilingual), In Honor Of The Virgin Of Solitude of Porta Vaga (EN), Nuestra Señora de La Soledad (SP), NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SOLEDAD DE OAXACA. MÉXICO ( 18 DE DICIEMBRE) (SP). VIDEOS: Holy Saturday: Our Lady of Solitude, Dedication of Our Lady of Solitude, O Gloriosa Domina-O Gloriosa Señora – Nuestra Señora de la Soledad-Our Lady of Solitude-East L.A., Nuestra Señora Dela Soledad De Manila. PRAYER to Our Lady of Solitude.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Solitude on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Drug-Related Violence in Mexico (March 18, 2012) (America) see World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 26 – April 8, 212.

Refugees Fleeing Continuing Hardship in Libya (Spring, 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 23 – June 5, 2011)

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