5th November :Our Lady Of Damietta

Our Lady Of Damietta

Country : Egypt

Year : 1220

The shrine of Our Lady of Damietta is in Egypt.  This church was consecrated to the Mother of God in 1220 by Pelagius, apostolic legate, to counteract lack of faith in her and to atone for some blasphemies hurled against her.  The image is miraculous.

The city, situated at the mouth of one of the branches of the Nile, was treacherously taken by the Arabs in the eighth century.  They successively defended it against the Greeks, trying to recover it.

The crusader St. Louis, St. Francis of Assisi, and other Marian devotees were vigorously active in the history of this miraculous shrine.

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