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Stories and Mysteries of the Basilica of Lujan, 112 Years After Its Inauguration

on December 4, 1910, the year the first centenary of the motherlandblessed and officially inaugurated Basilica of LujanWhich one is that National Sanctuary Excellence, their story is full curiosity and mystery,

First, his birth is already in tA disturbing tale with lots of spiritual contentWhich borders on the miraculous.

The Interior Of The Temple Is Of Amazing Architectural Beauty.
The interior of the temple is of amazing architectural beauty.By: Federico Ezia – stock.adobe.com

In 1630Settled in a Portuguese Estanciero santiago del estero, he had two images of the Virgin brought from Brazil to protect his fields. The journey began by wagon from the port of Buenos Aires to the final destination.

Given the impossibility of covering a distance of about a thousand kilometers in a day, the crossing was to be done in relays. The first posting was planned in Lords Chapel, A forced move for the horses, stagecoaches and carriages of the time.

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At the time of resuming travel, in the vicinity of a margin of lujan riverthe bull stuck to the ground and there was no way for them to continue, They thought it was a matter of weight, so they removed everything that could mean too much weight for the animals. Still they stood firm.

Till the shepherd came down, with many other loads, A light crate among those they were carrying, and then the march could be resumed. Since the drawer was not heavy, he brought it back upstairs. The bulls stopped again. He again lowered the crate and started the march again. there was no issue Every time that box was lifted, the oxen refused to move; And when he made it down he resumed the march.

Every Year In October, Thousands Of People Make A Pilgrimage To Luján.  (Photo: Telam)
Every year in October, thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Luján. (Photo: Telam)

When he opened that box, He found a small image of the Virgin dressed in white and light blue, and decided to leave it in place. They realized that he had chosen to be there: this kind of cult was born Virgin of Lujan, First in a humble farm, then in a large temple, over the years reaching the present grand basilica.

The image was moved to an area where a hermitage was built for it, and the Gauchos began to venerate it. that’s why it is known “Gaucho Virgin”, It was becoming more and more popular. Another curiosity is that a slave was appointed to guard the image of the Immaculate.

The miracle that gave rise to the basilica

In 1875, father George Maria Salvair, He had made a long journey on horseback to Salinas Grandes, to the canopy of Manuel Namuncura, the pastor of the Luzan Church. In carhue He was taken prisoner by the Indians, who accused him of witchcraft and of having smallpox. Most called for him to be hanged.

This is what they were doing when the priest made three promises to the virgin of Lujan if she would save him: first, to write his story; second, to propagate his religion; And finally the most important: build her a big temple, Immediately a young Indian came up who recognized the salvoir and covered him with his poncho. At that moment, others changed their attitude and they let him go, a miracle happened and now What was promised to the father had to be fulfilled.

The Basilica'S Stained Glass Windows Hide Many Secrets.  There Are Shields Of 14 Argentine Provinces.
The basilica’s stained glass windows hide many secrets. There are shields of 14 Argentine provinces.By: Eduardo – stock.adobe.com

The foundation stone of the basilica was laid in 1887. However, there was opposition to Salvayer’s project who wanted something simple and did not see with good eyes that a neo-gothic building was built there, The objection was that there were no stonemasons or workers in Lujan who knew how to work it, but the project went ahead.

Work began in 1890 and was officially inaugurated on December 4, 1910., In any case, later such works He concluded in 1937 with the installation of the Bronze Cross which is in the middle of the two towers. There has been no change since then.

Journey of John Paul II, who traveled by bus

yes ok Pius XII and Francis they were in Basilica of Lujan, they did so before being invested as Supreme PontiffsBy which John Paul II was the only one to visit Argentina’s most important shrine as Pope.

John Paul II offered a Mass in the Basilica of Lujan while visiting Argentina in June 1982 during the Malvinas War.

He has done June 4, 1982throughout Falklands War, And created an unusual uproar. Another curiosity happened on that occasion which is always remembered: The Pope traveled by bus. Indeed, to go from the basilica to the train station, he used one of the line company’s buses, now called “4 June”. In honor of that fact…

The mystery of inscribed names and the demonic presence

The names of dozens of people can be seen inscribed on the walls of the temple, which arouse curiosity among the visitors. many count crazy stories about its origin. but the fact is The names of some people who built the temple are, They are also in the basilica’s stained glass windows. Shield of the 14 Argentine provinces. Why only 14? Well, because at that time there were only so many provinces in the country.

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Another mystery of the basilica is related Images of the devil can be seen on its face, Actually they are gargoyles and their job is to drain the rain water. They are very common to see in churches or cathedrals of Gothic architecture. For some authors, its presence warns that those who do not wish to remain in a state of grace will be outside the temple and at the mercy of the weather and the weather. A way of saying that the devil is outside the basilica and not inside.

On October 30, 2014, There Was A Terrible Flood That Engulfed The Basilica.
On October 30, 2014, there was a terrible flood that engulfed the basilica.

Other miracles strengthened the mythological history of the National Temple. One of them was the priest Father Montalvo. The so-called presbyter arrived in Lujan in 1684, seriously ill with tuberculosis. He decided to go to Virgil, which was already famous throughout the Pampas region. After recovering, as a thank you he continued with the construction work.

A less serious miracle, but celebrated throughout the country, was world cup 86, When the Argentina team visited the temple before leaving for Mexico, they brought a small virgin who was also in the locker room with the team. When they returned with the cup, they all went to thank the Immaculate.

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