Spanish Antiquity: La Moreneta

On the craggy mountains of Cataluña hides the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, home of a rare Black Madonna: La Moreneta. Medieval legend says that the monks who built the monastery couldn’t move the statue of the Virgin, so instead they built their monastery around her. This is the same statue whereby St. Ignatius of Loyola laid down his armor and adopted the life of Christ.

A few pious copies:


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One Response to “Spanish Antiquity: La Moreneta”

  1. Reginald Says:

    Thank you for posting your pictures. THis site is a beath of fresh air from all of the shouting and arguments.

    Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing.

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