Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/22/2016

Photo taken on July 22, 2016

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Family at Our Lady of Covadonga Shrine, Covadonga, Spain, 1929

Family at Our Lady of Covadonga Shrine, Covadonga, Spain, 1929
A photo of faith, hope, and charity for the Vintage Photos Theme Park (any one of these themes or all 3, post up to 3 photos).

Handwritten note on the back of this real photo postcard: "Recuerdo de La Virgen de Covadonga el 17 de Agosto de 1929."

Google translation: "Souvenir of Our Lady of Covadonga on August 17, 1929."

This souvenir real photo postcard shows a family of four at the Catholic shrine for Our Lady of Covadonga in Covadonga, Spain. The opening to the Holy Cave of Covadonga (Santa Cueva de Covadonga) and the chapel inside it are both visible in the background.

The gaunt appearance of the girl on the right makes me wonder if she was suffering from some serious illness when this photo was taken. If so, then perhaps it was the family's hope for a miraculous cure as well as their religious faith that brought them to this shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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