Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 25 September |
Saint of the Day: Bl. Herman “the Cripple”

The flames of the Assumption in Latvia

Photo of the Day | Thu Apr 26 2018
ASSUMPTION,CANDLES

Raimonds Kalva | Shutterstock

Photo of the Day: April 26, 2018

Pilgrims flock to the Basilica of the Assumption in Aglona, Latvia, to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 14, 2016.

Every year thousands of pilgrims flock to the basilica on the day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See and its religious events are attended by around 300,000 pilgrims.

Photograph by Raimonds Kalva | Shutterstock

Learn more : The Assumption: Celebrating the Blessed Mother’s ultimate journey by Deacon Greg Kandra

And follow us on Instagram!

Tags:
Virgin Mary
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
SLEEPING
Cecilia Pigg
7 Ways the saints can help you sleep better at night
2
VATICAN LEGOS
J-P Mauro
Chicago architect models Vatican City from 67,000 LEGO bricks
3
Tolkien
Philip Kosloski
Why J.R.R. Tolkien loved to attend daily Mass
4
OUR LADY
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
5
PADRE PIO
Bret Thoman, OFS
Exclusive photos: Meet Padre Pio and the place he lived
6
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady saved Padre Pio from a violent demonic attack
7
peace
Cerith Gardiner
9 Padre Pio quotes for when you’re feeling scared or uncertain
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.