Our Lady of Pillar ~ Mary's First Apparition
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On January 2, 40 AD, James the Greater, one of the original Twelve Apostles, was preaching the Gospel in what was then the pagan land of Caesaraugusta (now Zaragoza). He was disheartened with his mission. While he was praying, Mary miraculously appeared before him atop a pillar. Mary assured James that the people would be converted and their faith would be as strong as the pillar she was standing on. She gave him the pillar as a symbol and a wooden image of herself.
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The First Marian Apparition in Church History: Our Lady of the Pillar

Coinciding with Columbus Day, the Fascinating Story of Our Lady of the Pillar, the first Marian apparition in Church history, while she was still alive!

OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR (October 12) The first Marian apparition in history appeared to Saint James the Apostle, the brother of Saint John the Evangelist, on the bank of the river Ebro in Saragossa, Spain. Unlike every other recorded apparition, this one took place during the earthly life of the Mother of God. According to tradition, she had promised Saint James that when he needed it most in his difficult mission to the pagans in today’s Spain, she would appear to him to encourage him.

OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR (October The first Marian apparition in history appeared to Saint James the Apostle, the brother of Saint John the Evangelist, on the bank of the river Ebro in Saragossa,.

Estampa antigua Virgen del Pilar andachtsbild santino holy card santini

Estampa antigua Virgen del Pilar andachtsbild santino holy card santini

estampa puntilla canivet Virgen del Pilar andachtsbild santino holy card santini

estampa puntilla canivet Virgen del Pilar andachtsbild santino holy card santini

Nuestra Señora del Pilar  A holy card of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain

Nuestra Señora del Pilar A holy card of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza, Spain

Etsy のWooden Chapel Neo Gothic Shrine w Our Lady of the Pillar Gothic Revival Spanish 1935s Antique /439(ショップ名:GliciniaANTIC)

Etsy のWooden Chapel Neo Gothic Shrine w Our Lady of the Pillar Gothic Revival Spanish Antique

Under Her Starry Mantle: Our Lady of the Pillar

Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar. This is a very special feast day as it is Our Lady's first known apparition.

Our Lady of the Pillar Sculpted French by TheRecycledCatholic, $110.00

Our Lady of the Pillar Sculpted French Meerschaum Reliquary in Ebony Frame Nuestra Señora del Pilar

Our Lady of the Pillar Sculpted French by TheRecycledCatholic, $110.00

Vintage Spanish Nuestra Senora del Pilar (Our Lady of Pillar) Angelic Pilar (Pillar) Medal Medallion Pendant with Silk Ribbon by PinyolBoiVintage on Etsy

Vintage Spanish Nuestra Senora del Pilar (Our Lady of Pillar) Angelic Pilar (Pillar) Medal Medallion Pendant with Silk Ribbon by PinyolBoiVintage on Etsy

Lovely Catholic Religious copper engraving Our Lady of the Pillar,angels

Lovely Catholic Religious copper engraving Our Lady of the Pillar angels

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