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La Virgen de Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia

La Virgen de Chiquinquirá (Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá) is a blessed image who is the patron saint of Colombia. Her feast day is July 9. It commemorates her canonical coronation in 1910.

La Virgen de Chinquinquirá in El Museo del Banco de la Republica de Colombia.

La Virgen de Chinquinquirá in El Museo del Banco de la Republica de Colombia.


La Virgen de Chiquinquirá

The actual Virgen de Chiquinquirá is a damaged portrait of the Virgin of the Rosary who underwent a miraculous restoration in 1586.

Today she is damaged again. This time by age and light. She is still beautiful though.


Chiquinquirá

Chiquinquirá is a mountain town in Boyacá Province. It’s about three hours drive north from Bogotá.

The Basílica de Chiquinquirá holds Our Lady. The faithful gather to her every July 9.


 

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