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The Blessed Julian of Norwich lived in the 14th Century. When suffering a deadly illness, she had a series of visions, which ended as she was healed. She wrote them down in what is said to be the earliest surviving book in English by a woman. Her visions were of optimism, healing, and universal love—god as mother promising universal salvation. She lived as a hermit with only a cat for company. I hope that her message—she said it was given to her directly by god—that “all shall be well” will be of comfort to anyone who is suffering, whether they are people of faith or not. Also, I like it that she loved cats.
The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Sorrows of Šaštín, the patroness of Slovakia.
The pilgrimage to Šaštín dates back to 1564, when the wife of a Hungarian nobleman commissioned a statue of Mary in thanks for an answered prayer. It soon became an object of special devotion.
The current basilica was built in the 18th century by the order of empress Maria Theresa. It was consecrated in 1764, when the shrine celebrated its second centenary.
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