14th June : Our Lady Of Arras

Our Lady Of Arras

Country : Italy

Year : 371

In the year 371, there fell from heaven at Arras, something like white wool, mixed with heavy rain, of which mention is made by St. Jerome.  It is maintained that the famine, great in the country, was alleviated thus, because the inhabitants of Arras prayed to the Blessed Virgin who sent them this heavenly bread, commonly called manna.  Some remains of this are still to be seen in the church dedicated to Mary’s honor.

There is also a legend regarding the above mentioned shrine, that Our Lady bestowed on two jongleurs a sacred candle which had power to cure persons afflicted with the then raging plague, known as the “Sacred Fire”.

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