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Nuestra Señora de La Nube

Redescubramos Lima:  Admirabilis: La devocion mariana en el Peru. Austin: La Catedral, 1999.




Also known as Our Lady of the Clouds, Virgen de la Nube, Virgin of Guapulo, and Virgen de la Nube de Nazarenas.

Mary is depicted as standing on a cloud, similar to a pedestal, wearing a crown on her head. In one arm she holds Christ the Child, and in the other a bouquet of white lilies. This image is associated with a miracle which occurred on December 30th, 1696 in Ecuador.

The crowd who had witnessed the apparition had just finished a rosary procession from Guapulo to Quinto on behalf of their beloved bishop. It was a part of a larger Novena to the Blessed Mother, lead by Fr. Jose de Ulloa y la Cadena, chaplain of the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception in in Quinto, Ecuador.  

The apparition is now celebrated annually with a procession on the 1st of January. A sanctuary devoted to the image was constructed by Franciscan friars, where the celebration and procession are held.  

While the image originally appeared in Ecuador, the Peruvian people have adopted the image. Devotion to Our Lady of Peace is particularly strong in Lima, Peru. The prioress of the Monastery of the Nazarene Mothers, Mother Barbara Josefa of the Holy Trinity received permission to have an image of Our Lady painted on a linen to be carried in a procession through Lima. 

Redescubramos Lima:  Admirabilis: La devocion mariana en el Peru. Austin: La Catedral, 1999.

Mary in Our Life: Atlas of the Names and Titles of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Their Place in Marian Devotion

Researched by Corinne M. Woodruff

Popular Devotions

Devotional Life especially apparent in processions

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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