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Our Lady of Altagracia - January 21

Also known as Our Lady of Grace Our Lady of High Grace Protector and Queen of the hearts of the Dominicans Tatica from Higuey Virgen de la Altagracia Virgin of Altagracia Memorial 21 January forme…More
Also known as
Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of High Grace
Protector and Queen of the hearts of the Dominicans
Tatica from Higuey
Virgen de la Altagracia
Virgin of Altagracia
Memorial 21 January formerly 15 August
Profile A portrait of the Virgin Mary in a Nativity scene. It is 13 inches (33 centimeters) wide by 18 inches (45 centimeters) high, and is painted on cloth. It is a primitive work of the Spanish school, painted c.1500. The Spanish brothers Alfonso and Antonio Trejo, two of the first European settlers on Santo Domingo, brought the portrait to the island some time prior to 1502, and eventually donated it to the parish church at Higuey. It’s first shrine was finished in 1572, and in 1971 it was moved to its present Basilica. The image was crowned on 15 August 1922 during the pontificate of Pius XI. Due to its age, centuries of handling by the faithful, and exposure to candle smoke, it was in sad shape, and was restored in 1978. On 25 January 1979 by Pope John Paul II crowned …More