april 23rd : our lady of montserrat: & the rosary in the eastern orthodox tradition On the mountain named Montserrat, near Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, a church now contains a 'miracle- working' statue of the Madonna and Child known as La Moreneta, that is: the dark little one. Our Lady of Montserrat On the mountain named Montserrat, near Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, a church now contains a 'miracle- working' statue of the Madonna and Child known as La Moreneta, that is: the dark little one. Montserrat Black Madonna. November 24: Our Lady of Montserrat. Our Lady of Miracles. Saint Ignatius of Loyola at Montserrat. Our Lady of Montserrat or the Virgin of Montserrat (Catalan: Mare de Déu de Montserrat) is a Marian title associated with a statue of the Madonna and Child venerated at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery on the Montserrat Mountain in Catalonia, Spain.She is the Patron Saint of Catalonia, an honour she shares with Saint George (Sant Jordi in Catalan). Devotion to this image of Our Lady has wrought many miracles, as with the founder of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit Order. Whether you plan on visiting Montserrat for the history, the spirituality or its natural surroundings, it is worth paying a visit to the Black Madonna. It is a mountain standing alone, ten leagues from Barcelona, which was, according to the celebrated naturalist Humboldt, the great Atlas of the ancients, at the foot of which the fine kingdom of Valencia displayed the golden apples of the garden of the â¦ The Eucharistic miracle of Montserrat brings us to reflect on the reality of purgatory and reminds us that every Mass has an infinite value because it makes the unique sacrifice. By J.A. Eucharistic Miracle of Montserrat, Spain. In Spain, Mount Montserrat has been dedicated to the veneration of Mary, Our Lady of Montserrat. In 1657, at the Monastery of Our Lady of Montserrat, the holy Eucharist saved a soul that had been lingering in purgatory. Black Madonnas: Our Lady of Montserrat â Michael P. Duricy. Stella Splendens Medieval pilgrim song to Our Lady of Montserrat Stella Splendens (Resplendent Star) is one of 10 songs from the Llibre Vermell (Red Book), a 14 th century manuscript kept in the Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain. Ricci, "Mare de Déu de Montserrat", c. 1640, in Museu de Montserrat In the course of the centuries many miracles have been attributed to Our Lady of Montserrat and in 1881 she was the first Spanish Virgin to be crowned by the Church. This Eucharistic prodigy is reported by the Benedictine priest R.P. As Saint Alphonsus Liguori states so well in âThe Glories of Mary:â âHow great then should be our confidence in this queen, knowing how powerful she is with God, and at the same time how rich and full of mercy; so much so that there is no one on earth who does not share in the mercies and favors of Mary! Shortly after his remarkable re-conversion to Christianity, the soldier Ignatius of Loyola was determined to join the army of Christ and went to Montserrat to make his consecration. Situated in stunningly beautiful and ornate surroundings, the statue is at the very heart of what Montserrat is all about. On the mountain named Montserrat, near Barcelona, in the Catalonia region of Spain, a church now contains a 'miracle- working' statue of the Madonna and Child known as La Moreneta, that is: the dark little one.