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Feb 16: Our Lady of the Thorn near Chalon in Champagne

19th c. postcard of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Thorn [Notre-Dame de l'Épine] shown within the Basilica constructed in Her honor [still extant] - in the village of L'Épine, Marne (France) - where she appeared in 1419 A.D. 

 

"The pilgrimage of Our Lady of the Thorn [Notre-Dame de l'Épine], near Chalons-sur-Marne, commenced in the first years of the fifteenth century. (Background): On the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, a.d. 1419, two young shepherds leading their flocks by the side of a little chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist, perceived a bright light in the midst of a thorny bush which grew near it. The first sheep of the flock being frightened by the light, took flight; but the young lambs approached the bush; the shepherds followed their example, and discovered a small statue of the Blessed Virgin, with the Infant Jesus in her arms. The miraculous light increasing when night came, people..(Click here to read more...)

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