Our Lady of the Pillar(Oct.12)

Oct 14, 2012 by

October 12

Saint Mary,

Our Lady of the

Pillar of Saragossa

Patroness of Spain, Hispanic Peoples,

Spanish Civil Guard


Feast Date:

October 12



Hispanic peoples

Spanish Civil Guard.

Extract from Our Lady of the Pillar – Saragossa, Spain (ca. 40 AD): “After the crucifixion , resurrection and ascension of Jesus, his Apostles began to spread the message he left throughout Israel and shortly thereafter, through the Roman empire. One of these Apostles, James (the Greater), reportedly travelled as far west as Spain to the village of Saragossa in north east Spain. While James was there, he became disheartened because of the failure of his mission. Tradition holds that while he was deep in prayer Jesus’ Blessed Mother appeared to him and gave him a small wooden statue of herself and a column of jasper wood and instructed him to build a church in her honor: ‘This place is to be my house, and this image and column shall be the title and altar of the temple that you shall build.’ The jasper column and the wooden statue can still be seen on special occasions at a church that houses them. About a year after the apparition James arranged to build a small chapel in Mary’s honor, the first Church ever dedicated to the honor of the Virgin Mary.” See Picture of  Our Lady of the Pillar – Saragossa Spain.  See also: Our Lady of the Pillar (Multilingual), Our Lady of the Pillar of Saragossa, Our Lady of Pilar.


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

Flooding and Tornado in Spain (September-October, 2012) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  October 8 – October 21, 2012.





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