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

Feb 5 Dedication of 1st Temple [Church] to Our Lady

(Feb) 5. Dedication of the first Temple to Our Lady by St. Peter, in Tripoli, now Tortosa. (Canisius, 1. v., de B. Virg., c. 32.)


Image (click it to enlarge): Facade of the 12th c. Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa


The Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa was built during the 12th century Crusaders' period. It was erected on the site of an ancient church, that was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, by the first pope, St. Peter. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, Our Lady of Tortosa [site] became a major place of Catholic pilgrimage. 


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.

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The TCW Staff | Reply 05.02.2021 16:34

"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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