Our Lady of the Pillar

Also known as

  • Nossa Senhora do Pilar
  • Nuestra Se├▒ora del Pilar
  • Our Lady of Pillar
  • Our Lady of the Pillar

Memorial

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Tradition says that in the early day of the Church, Saint James the Greater was spreading the Gospel in Spain, but making very little progress. He was dejected and questioning his mission. About 44, the Virgin Mary, who was still living in Jerusalem at the time, bi-located and appeared to him in a vision to boost his morale. In it, she was atop a column or pillar, which was being carried by angels. That pillar is believed to be the same one venerated in Zaragoza, Spain today. Miraculous healings reported at the scene.

Patronage

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MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of the Pillar“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 October 2014. Web. 22 October 2014. <>