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Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas

Movimiento Mariano de San Nicolas. (1884). 
Maria Del Rosario De San Nicolas. University 
of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.




On September 25th, 1983, Gladys Herminia Quiroga de Motta was praying the rosary
when the Blessed Mary appeared to her. Gladys was described as an ordinary housewife, who did not have a formal education nor expertise in theology. Gladys did not tell anyone about what she saw, instead she simply wrote the words, “ I saw the Blessed Virgin for the first time.” According to Gladys, the Blessed Mary resembled classic images: a blue gown and veil, a child in her arms, and a rosary in hand. However, she continued to see the apparition of the Blessed Virgin and began communicating with the apparition. 

A few months later, the Virgin reveals to Gladys that she wanted her to build a church and showed her where the church should be built. In 1986, after an investigation of the phenomenon, the bishop approved devotions. Further, he ordered the construction of a sanctuary which was requested by the Virgin. On the 25th of each month, a procession is held for Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas in which up to one thousand people are present. It should also be noted that Gladys received stigmatas. She especially noted their renewal and reappearance on Thursday and Friday during Lent each year. Additionally, she also received a stigmata on her feet, which only occur on Good Friday, after 3 in the afternoon (the hour of the death of Christ). Following the first stigmata, Gladys was also requested by the Virgin Mary to undergo a fasting period. Although the Lenten fast usually lasts 40 days, Gladys only lost three and a half pounds during the requested 30 day period. She also viewed this request as a “purification” rather than “penance.”

Additionally, Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolas has cured numerous individuals. The most well known cure being that of Gonzalo Miguel Godoy, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1984. While on his deathbed, his parents requested for Gonzalo to receive Extreme Unction and First Communion. During this, the attending father placed the child under the care of Our Lady of the Rosary of San Nicolas. He began to improve just 45 minutes later. On November 19th 1984, he was found to be tumorless and had shown complete improvement. Gonzalo is just one example of the claimed cures by the Virgin of San Nicolas.

Laurentin, R. (1990). An appeal from Mary in Argentina: The apparitions of San Nicolás.
Milford, Ohio: Edited and published by Faith Pub. Co.
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Researched by Abigail M. Sturgill

Popular Devotions

Santa Maria, Madre nuestra
Que en cada misterio del Santo Rosario
Nos brindas al Salvador.
Acudimos a ti necesitados.
Nos alegramos que desde la cruz
El Señor te haya encomendado la misión
De acercarnos a Él y su Iglesia
Por la conversión y la penitencia.
Alentados por la confianza que nos inspiras
Ponemos en tus manos maternales
Nuestras preocupaciones y temores.
Pero, deseamos imitar tu fidelidad a Dios
Aceptando con amor y humildad
Todas las pruebas
¡Madre nuestra del Rosario de San Nicolás!
Que tu presencia renueve nuestra vida,
Alivie nuestro ser agobiado por
el sufrimiento y la enfermedad,
sostenga nuestra docilidad a la gracia
Y fortalezca nuestro amor de los demás,
Convirtièndonos así en testigos del amor
del Padre que no vaciló, por tu intermedio,
En darnos a Jesús. AMEN.

Each year on September 25th, a procession is held for Maria del Rosario de
San Nicolás. Thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Argentina each year to venerate the
image of the Virgin Mary.

Hail Mary

Dios te salve, María. 
Llena eres de gracia: El Señor es contigo. 
Bendita tú eres entre todas las mujeres. 
Y bendito es el fruto de tu vientre: Jesús. 
Santa María, Madre de Dios, 
ruega por nosotros pecadores, 
ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte. 


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