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Saints’ Memorials, Portiuncula Indulgence, Feast of Our Lady of the Angels – 2 August

St Eusebius of Vercelli (Optional Memorial)
St Peter Julian Eymund (Optional Memorial)

Our Lady of the Angels:  The image of Our Lady of the Angels is only about 10 cms high and is carved in a simple fashion on dark stone.   She has a round, sweet face, slanted eyes and a delicate mouth.   Her colouring is leaden, with scattered golden sparkles.   She carries the Christ Child on her left arm. Only the faces of Mary and the Child are visible; the rest is covered by a cloak that is gathered in pleats.   The statuette is displayed in a large gold monstrance that surrounds it and enlarges its appearance.   While searching for firewood on 2 August 1635, the feast of the Holy Angels, a poor mestizo woman named Juana Pereira discovered this small image of the Virgin sitting beside the footpath near Cartago, Costa Rica.   Juana took it home with her but it soon disappeared only to be re-discovered at the same place beside the same path.   The statue repeated this behaviour five more times – taken to homes and then the parish church – and returning on its own to the site where Juana found it.   The locals finally took this to mean that Our Lady wanted a shrine built there, and so it was.
The shrine soon became a point of pilgrimage, especially for the poor and outcast.   The image was solemnly crowned in 1926. In 1935 Pope Pius XI declared the shrine of the Queen of Angels a basilica.   The stone on which the statue was originally sitting is in the basilica and is being slowly worn away by the touch of the hands of the pilgrims.   A spring of water appeared from beneath the stone and its waters carried away to heal the sick.
Patronage – Costa Rica, diocese of Getafe, Spain.

our ldy of the angels

St Auspicius of Apt
St Betharius of Chartres
St Centolla of Burgos
St Etheldritha of Croyland
Bl Frederic Campisani
Bl Giustino Maria Russolillo
Bl Gundekar of Eichstätt
Bl Joanna of Aza
Bl John of Rieti
St Maximus of Padua
St Pedro de Osma
St Plegmund
St Rutilius
St Serenus of Marseille
St Sidwell
St Pope Stephen I

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
Bl Ceferino Jimenez Malla
Bl Felipe de Jesús Munárriz Azcona
Bl Fernando Olmedo Reguera
Francesc Company Torrelles
Francisca Pons Sarda
Bl Francisco Calvo Burillo
Francisco Manzano Cruz
Bl Francisco Tomás Serer
José Peris Ramos
Bl Juan Díaz Nosti
Bl Leoncio Pérez Nebreda
Bl Leoncio Pérez Ramos
Martí Anglés Oliveras
Bl Miguel Amaro Rodríguez

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