Basilica of Our Lady of Health

Pátzcuaro

The basilica of Pátzcuaro: Our Lady of Health
When Don Vasco de Quiroga arrived in Pátzcuaro, he ordered a Virgin Mary image to the Purépecha indigenous people made with dried corn cane mixed with paste, a traditional technique of the Michoacan forests.
 
Upon delivering the image, it was placed in the Main Hospital of Pátzcuaro. There, the inhabitants began to report miraculous cures and it was at that moment that it was given the name of Our Lady of Health.
 
The pilgrimages began and by 1691 the construction of a religious enclosure especially for the image began where it was for 191 years until the construction of a new Basilica was completed.
The basilica of Pátzcuaro: Our Lady of Health

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When Don Vasco de Quiroga arrived in Pátzcuaro, he ordered a Virgin Mary image to the Purépecha indigenous people made with dried corn cane mixed with paste, a traditional technique of the Michoacan forests.
 
Upon delivering the image, it was placed in the Main Hospital of Pátzcuaro. There, the inhabitants began to report miraculous cures and it was at that moment that it was given the name of Our Lady of Health.
 
The pilgrimages began and by 1691 the construction of a religious enclosure especially for the image began where it was for 191 years until the construction of a new Basilica was completed.

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