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Our Lady of Altagracia

Nuestra Senora de Altagracia Patrona de Quibor, Marian holy cards collection,
ML.031 Box 28, circa 1675-2018. Marian Library, 
University of Dayton Libraries, Dayton, Ohio.




Nuestra Senora de Altagracia translates into "Our Lady of High Grace." Our Lady of Altagracia is an image of Virgin Mary adoring her son with Joseph behind her. Our Lady of Altagracia is a common patronage in the Dominican Republic that made its way to a the Indians in Quíbor, Venezuela. In the 1500s the first people of Quíbor had an image in a small chapel of The Virgin and they looked to her as the patroness of their city and their protectress. In the 1800s, the chapel was destroyed but later restored by 1810. Our Lady of Altagracia remains as the patroness of Quíbor and is celebrated on January the 21st by men and January the 22nd by women. On the day of the celebration the people of Quíbor perform acts of mercy together.

Virginum, Virgo.  Venezuela Mariana. 1930.

Researched by Mariah Allen

Popular Devotions

("Parish of Our Lady of Altagracia - Quibor - Songs for the Holy Mass - 1997 Edition")

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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