10th July : Our Lady Of Boulogne

Our Lady Of Boulogne

Country : France

Year : 1469

The French have a beautiful custom.  Once each year, on her feast day, they lead a statue of Our Lady of Boulogne in procession through the streets of many cities and towns.

The image represents the Mother, with the Child on her arm, standing in a boat, with an angel on either side.

The early history of the shrine at Boulogne is lost in legends of the seventh century.  Regardless of this fact, there has always been a close connection between this shrine and the seafaring population on both sides of the channel.  The remains of the famous statue will undoubtedly continue to be the object of veneration and love throughout not only France, but the entire world.

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