Our Lady Of The Forest
Country : Portugal
Year : 1419
Brittany is a land noted for its pilgrimages and Our Lady of the Forest is one of the chief of them. In 1419 a church took the place of a small chapel of Our Lady in the forest of Lesneven, and it became the center of a big ecclesiastical establishment, with a pilgrim shrine.
After a chequered history it fell into decay before the Revolution and suffered from fire. In 1808 local people restored the ruined church and brought back a venerated image, which was crowned in 1888. The pilgrimage has grown in popularity ever since; hardy woodsmen still recount the stories of miraculous cures and special graces and blessings received.