Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul Apostles and Martyrs, Notre-Dame de Buglose / Our Lady of Buglose, France (1634) and Memorials of the Saints – 29 June

Sts Peter and Paul Apostles (Solemnity)

Notre-Dame de Buglose / Our Lady of Buglose, France (1634) – 29 June:

Located about two leagues from Acqe in Glascony is the Shrine containing a miraculous image of Our Lady of Buglose. The original Shrine of Notre-Dame de Buglose was burned and completely destroyed by the Huguenots, and the Statue of Our Lady was hidden in a marsh. The exact location of the Statue was eventually forgotten, as was the memory even that the place had once been the location of a Shrine in honour of the Blessed Virgin.
Years later, a shepherd led his herd into the marshes and observed that one of his oxen did not go with the others but went into an area of the marsh alone and began to bellow in a strange manner. The shepherd climbed a tree to see what was happening, and saw the ox licking an unknown object that was half buried in the mud. Not understanding the mystery, he ran into Town to bring others back with him to see what had happened.
When the shepherd returned, the Statue of the Blessed Virgin holding the baby Jesus in her arms had been revealed. It was respectfully removed from the water and the Bishop of Dax desired to take the image to his Church in Pouy. He placed the Statue in a cart that was pulled by oxen to transport it back to Pouy. The procession began with hymns and prayers but had only gone a short distance, when the oxen stopped and would not move any further. It was understood that the Blessed Virgin desired that her image should stay near the fountain.
The Bishop accepted the revelation as a divine order and thanks to the zeal and enthusiastic support of the people living in the region, a new Church was built with prodigious speed. The Shrine was, for a long time, popular as a place of pilgrimage in France – now it is further renowned as the birthplace of Saint Vincent de Paul. The house where he was born and where he spent his boyhood, is still visited as a Museum of the Saint.

|The Basilica of St Vincent de Paul and Our Lady of Buglose

There have been many miracles at the Shrine, as indeed Buglose had become known as a land of miracles. There were 19 miracles recorded in the year 1622 alone.
There is a fountain near the Chapel marking the place where the Statue of Our Lady of Buglose was found buried. In 1623, a man named Bernard Ducassou came to the shrine seeking a cure for the seven boils that covered his left leg. He spent the entire night in prayer and the next day bathed at the fountain. The ulcers that would not heal were suddenly closed.
Pilgrims still travel to the famous Shrine of Our Lady where miracles are continuously granted to pious devotees.

St Anastasius of Bourges
St Benedicta of Sens
St Cassius of Narni
St Ciwg ap Arawn
St Cocha
St Ilud Ferch Brychan
St Judith of Niederaltaich
St Marcellus of Bourges
St Mary, the Mother of John Mark
St Salome of Niederaltaich
St Syrus of Genoa
Bl William of Sann
Martyrs of China
Ioannes Baptista Wu Mantang
Magdalena Du Fengju
Maria Du Tianshi
Paulus Wu Anju
Paulus Wu Wanshu



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