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Church and the Chest of St. Simeon, Zadar

Church and the Chest of St. Simeon the God Receiver, Zadar

(023) 211-705

Sveti Šime, Zadar, Croatia

The Sanctuary is opened to the public:: Monday to Friday: 8.30 to 12.00 and 17.00 to 19.00. Saturdays 8.30 to 12.00

Church of St. Simeon, Zadar Parish church of St. Simon is a pilgrimage sanctuary for the faithful of the city of Zadar and the entire archdiocese of Zadar, Croatia. It attracts its cultural and artistic heritage, which has been sparked by centuries, especially with sacred preciousness of silver and gold, among which a silver-gold-plated chest (a 250 kg sarcophagus) with preserved relics of the prophet St Simeon the God Receiver.Continue Reading

The Gothic Clermont Ferrand Black Cathedral - Facts, Mass Times and History

The Gothic Clermont Ferrand Black Cathedral – Facts, Mass Times and History

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Rue Verdier Latour, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Opening hours: from 7.45am to 12pm; and from 14h to 18h (19h from 15 June to 20 September). Visits are possible from 9am.

The Clermont Ferrand Cathedral is distinctive by its charcoal grey colour resulting from the Volvic lava stone used to build it. The interior conceals a remarkable collection of stained-glass windows and murals. Work began on current-day Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Cathedral in 1248, under the supervision of architect Jean Deschamps and of the episcopacy of Hughes de la Tour. It stands upon the site of former churches, as can be seen from the crypt.Continue Reading

Franciscan monastery Kostanjevica Nova Gorica - Little St. Denis

Kostanjevica Monastery – Tomb of the last French King and the Rose Bourbon Collection

+386 5 330 77 50

Kostanjevica Monastery, Škrabčeva ulica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

From Monday to Saturday: from 9.00 - 12.00 h and from 15.00 - 17.00 h Sunday (only tomb): from 15.00 – 17.00 h

Tombs of the Bourbons Charles X (1757–1836) became the king of France in 1824. He was an autocratic ruler whose actions did much to bring about the revolution in July 1830, when the entire family had to leave the country. Hi died of cholera on November 6, 1936, in the Coronini Palace, seventeen days after his arrival in Gorica. On November 11, he was buried in the church of Kostanjevica.Continue Reading

Aachen Cathedral with the Palatine Chapel - Opening hours and Mass times

Aachen Cathedral with the Palatine Chapel – Opening hours and Mass times

0049 (0)241/47709-145

Aachen Cathedral, Aachen, Germany

The Sanctuary is opened to the public:: January-March everyday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. April-December everyday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

History of Aachen Cathedral Charlemagne intended his Church of St. Mary to become a complete image of the Heavenly Jerusalem, symbolizing the contact of the Earthly and the Heavenly. After app. 20 years of construction this vision was architecturally and liturgically realized around the year 803.Continue Reading

Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei

Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii

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Campanile di Pompei, Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario, Piazza Bartolo Longo, Pompeii, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

The Sanctuary is opened to the public:: 6:30 am - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Today the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeii is a destination for religious pilgrimages, but also for many tourists fascinated by its majesty. Every year over four million people visit the sanctuary which is therefore among the most visited in Italy.Continue Reading

House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus - The Shrine of Meryem Ana Evi

House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus – The Shrine of Meryem Ana Evi

+90 530 469 08 44

Sultaniye Mahallesi, House of Virgin Mary, Selçuk/İzmir, Turkey

The Sanctuary is opened to the public:: 07.00 - 18.00 (17.00 winter time). The price of the Entrance: ticket is 25.00 TL for the foreigners and 10.00 TL for the Turkish citizens.

The price of the Entrance Ticket is 25.00 TL for the foreigners and 10.00 TL for the Turkish citizens. The History of Meryem Ana – House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus The modern history of Meryem Ana begins in the first half of 19th century on the banks of the Rhine in Germany, in the sickbed of a peasant woman in a village near Diilmen in Westphalia.Continue Reading

Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso, Orselina, Locarno – History, Church Mass times

+41 91 743 62 65

Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, Via Santuario, Orselina, Switzerland

The Sanctuary is opened to the public:: 07.00 - 18.30

The Sacred Mount Madonna del Sasso in Orselina The Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso pilgrimage church above Locarno is preceded by a large square from which you can see the deep valley and the wild. Next to the church, a porch allows you to enjoy a fantastic view over Locarno, the lake and the surrounding mountains.Continue Reading

Aglona Basilica of the Assumption in Latvia

Aglona Basilica of the Assumption in Latvia

+371 29188740

Aglona Basilica, Aglona, Aglona Parish, Latvia

Every day from 6.30 am to 8.00 pm

Basilica of the Assumption in Aglona, Latvia is one of the most important Catholic spiritual centers in Latvia. The basilica a is the major Roman Catholic shrine of Latvia. Pilgrims come to Aglona on August 15 each year to celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.Continue Reading

Sanctuary of Our lady of Pontmain

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pontmain – Mass times, statue and website

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Basilique Notre-Dame, 53220 Rue Notre Dame, Pontmain, France

Every day: from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm

Coming to Pontmain and having the best stay: Apparition of Our Lady of Pontmain On January 17th 1871, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Virgin Mary appeared in the sky of Pontmain to four children. She gave a message of prayer and hope. On February 2nd 1872, the Bishop of Laval, Monsignor Wicart, acknowledged the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Pontmain to be genuine.Continue Reading

Our Lady of Rocamadour Black Madonna in France

Our Lady of Rocamadour Black Madonna in France

+33 (0)5 65 14 10 59

Sanctuaire de Rocamadour Paroisse, Rocamadour, France

Every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Coming to Rocamadour and having the best stay: Rocamadour, was built on a rock wall at a point were the mummified body of an old hermit was discovered. In the middle ages, people believed this was a miracle. Labeled one of the 300 “Most beautiful villages of France“, Rocamadour is a true jewel clinging to the rock wall. Registered on UNESCO‘s world heritage list as a stage on the Way of St. James.Continue Reading

Shrine of St Bernadette Soubirous of Nevers France and her incorrupt Body which has not decayed

Shrine of St Bernadette Soubirous of Nevers France and her incorrupt Body which has not decayed

+33 3 86 71 99 50

Espace Bernadette Soubirous Nevers, Rue Saint-Gildard, Nevers, France

Every day: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Coming to Nevers and having the best stay: City of Nevers with the Convent of St. Gildard where you can see the her incorrupt Body which has not decayed of St. Bernadette Soubirous, visionary from Lourdes, France St. Bernadette entered the Sisters of Charity of Nevers in 1866 as she wanted to dedicate her life to religion. She worked in the convent hospital even though she suffered illness herself including asthma and tuberculosis. St.Continue Reading