Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá – Saint of the Day – July 9

St. Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Biography

Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Profile. Born: N/A in Colombia, South America. Worked in N/A. Died: N/A in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on July 9.
The Memorial of Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá – Saint of the Day

St. Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth N/A
Country of Birth Colombia of South America
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession N/A
Place of Work N/A
Date of Death N/A
Place of Death N/A
Feast Day July 9
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of Colombia (1829)
Venezuelan National Guard

St. Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Biography

Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, in the mid-sixteenth century the Spanish painter Alonso de Narvaez made a representation of the Virgin of the Rosary. He painted in colors from the dirt, herbs, and blooms of the area of current Colombia, and his canvas was a harsh 44-inch x 49-inch material woven by neighborhood Indians. The picture of Mary is about a meter high and stands about a half moon. She has a little, sweet grin, both her face and the Child’s are light-hued and looks like going to make a stride.

Wearing a white toque, a rose-shaded robe, and a sky blue cape. A rosary swings from the little finger of her left hand, and she holds a staff in her right. Holding the Christ Child supported in her left arm, and looks toward him. Christ has a little winged creature attached to his thumb and a little rosary swings from his left hand. To either side of Mary stand St. Anthony of Padua and St. Andrew the Apostle, the individual benefactors of the settler, Don Antonio de Santana, and priest, Andrés Jadraque, who charged the work.


In 1562 the picture was put in a provincial church. It was presented to the air, the rooftop spilled, and soon the harm brought about by the dampness and sun totally darkened the picture. In 1577 the harmed painting was moved to Chiquinquirá, Colombia, and put away in an unused room. 1585 Maria Ramos, a devout lady from Seville tidied up the little house of prayer and draped the blurred canvas in it. Despite the fact that the picture was in a bad way, she wanted to sit and mull over it.


On Friday 26 December 1586 the blurred, harmed picture was abruptly reestablished. It’s splendid hues, canvas cleaner, the picture clear and apparently shiny new. Mending of the picture proceeded as little openings and tears in the canvas self-fixed. Despite everything, it has hints of its previous harm, and the figures appear to be more brilliant and more clear from a separation than very close.

For a long time, the work of art hung unprotected, and a large number of articles contacted against the delicate cotton fabric by travelers. This unpleasant treatment ought to have decimated it, yet it recuperated and endures. In 1829, Pope Pius VII pronounced Our Lady of Chiquinquirá patroness of Colombia and conceded an extraordinary sacrament. 1897 a thick glass plate set over it to shield the artistic creation from the climate and the abundance enthusiasm of the devoted. The picture standardly delegated in 1919, and in 1927 her asylum announced a Basilica.

Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá
Saint Our Lady of Chiquinquirá