1 of September – Feast of the Virgin of El Puig

The title of the Virgin of El Puig born with the Conquest of Valencia by King James I of Aragon and is due to discovery 1237 an image of the Virgin of San Pedro Nolasco, founder with St. Raymond of Peñafort of Mercy. This order Virgen del Puighe devoted himself to rescue prisoners from Arab Christians purchasing them and sometimes indulging captives in exchange for prisoners. The image of the Virgin, named Patroness of the Kingdom of Valencia, It was delivered to the Mercedaria order to be responsible for their custody and, at the same time, take charge of enhancing their veneration in the temple built by rey ​​Jaime I and became 1245 parish of the population of Puig.

According to legend, a year before the conquest of Valencia, San Pedro Nolasco saw seven stars fall for seven days and, in the same place under a hood, he found the image of Santa Maria de los Angeles de El Puig, Byzantine icon carved in stone that currently is in the main altar of the monastery church.

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