Rare 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. (Daily Posted in 2021)

Jan 26 Our Lady of Long-Fields Founded in 1261 (Madrid)

(Jan) 26. Our Lady of Long-Fields, founded in 1261, by Elizabeth, sister of St. Louis. (Gallia Christ., t. iv.)

 

Image (click it to enlarge): A statue of Our Lady of Long-Fields [also known as Our Lady of Atocha]. 

 

Our Lady of Atocha is Madrid’s royal shrine: there is not a (pre-V2) Spaniard of public importance for a thousand years who would not kneel to ask her help. 

 

Related Link: Overview of 17th c. Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the B.V.M. 

 

Source: "Historical Calendar of the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin, With the Foundations and Churches Dedicated to Her", from Abbé Orsini's work, "Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God", Imprimatur 1858 A.D.

 

This calendar, published during the minority of Louis XIV., contains all the pilgrimages of the Virgin throughout Christendom, with a number of pious foundations, which render it extremely valuable; it is, more over, a very rare work... ." -Abbé Orsini 

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