Our Lady of the Angels


In Costa Rica, as in many other latin american nations, the advocation of the Virgin of the Angels, is very well venerated by millions of the faithful. By being the Patron saint of the Costa Ricans they call her "la Negrita" meaning the "Dark One." According to legend, the image was found by a high society girl in the year 1635. Every time that the image was going to be transfered from place to place, the image would dissapear and would re-appear moments later in the same location, near the place where she dwelled the image would appear in the form of a miracle. Before what was said before the image was left in the same place, it remained there up until a church was built in honor of Our Lady. While the statue remained there it is said that a Grotto of Holy water came about, and still to this day many Faithful who visit recieve the holy water and feel the presence of Our Lady.

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