New mosaic brings Colombia’s Marian patron to the Vatican Gardens

ROME – Once considered the “discarded” image of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá will now have a place of honor in the Vatican Gardens, with a replica built with 70,000 tiny mosaic pieces. The presentation of the mosaic will take place on Friday. It’s a gift of the Colombian government to Vatican City State that was financed by the Dominican order, that has historically been tasked with running the shrine where the 16th century image is housed. Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá is the patroness of Colombia and also venerated in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

New mosaic brings Colombia’s Marian patron to the Vatican Gardens

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