Virgen de Chinquinquirá (The Chinese little girl)

18-11-virgin-chiquinquira-chinita-VenezuelaVenezuela held every 18 November Day of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá patron of Zulia state and Maracaibo.

This day (Saturday) It will be held at 17h. a mass In honor of this Marian devotion.

They are invited to the Mass all Venezuelans living in Valencia, family, friends and all who wish to participate in this feast of the Virgin. At the end there will be a “pecking” and resume the campaign “Help us to help”, only with (Venezuelan Association of the communitiesTABKITA IMAGE IN MARACAIBO-707711Valencia ad) It has launched for economical shipping and medicines to Venezuela.

The image of the Virgin of Chiquinquirá, 'The Chinese little girl', is an oil painting on gopherwood; a 'planchette ", whose dimensions are: 26 centimeters high, by 25 wide and 3 millimeters thick. According to tradition zuliana, the "planchette" was found in 1709 a simple woman, floating on waves, when he had just washed his clothes on the shores of Lake Maracaibo.

At present the house where the discovery was made a majestic temple stands, the Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, located in the center of the city of Maracaibo and which is the "planchette" of the Virgin.

 

 

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