There are countless churches and shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Do you know the first Marian apparition and the first church dedicated to her?
I recently learned about it and want to share with you!
The video below explains the first apparition of Our Lady and the first church built in her honor.
- Title: Our Lady of the Pillar – Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza in Spanish
- Date of Apparition: January 2, 40 to St. James the Greater – technically bilocation because Mary was still alive at the time of the appearance
- Location: Zaragoza, Spain – then Roman Hispania
- Feast Day: October 12th
- Patroness Titles: Patroness of Spain, Patroness of All Hispanic Peoples – as declared by Pope John Paul II in 1984
Our Lady of the Pillar, pray for us!