Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spain: Aragon: Zaragoza

This city has the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pilar, which venerates Mary as the Mother of the Hispanic Peoples.  The miniature wooden version of Mary is on a pillar of jasper.  Here you can buy a ribbon with her symbol on it to wear as you travel for protection.  I bought a pink one and wore it ever after on this trip.  A man in the airport home saw it and asked if I was there, for he was from there!  Small world!

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