12th August : Our Lady Of Rouen

Our Lady Of Rouen

Country : France

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At the time of the Black Plague, Rouen was delivered by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, and placed itself under her protection by a special vow.  The people prayed in the chapel of the Cathedral, before a beautiful edifice known as OUR LADY OF THE VOW, commemorating the event.

The magistrates suspended over the white marble Madonna on the altar, a massive golden lamp, which burned without interruption till extinguished by the Protestants in the sixteenth century.

Throughout Rouen, squares, fountains, public monuments, all bore Mary’s image as a token of gratitude.

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