Our Lady of Bonaria

Notre Dame de Bonaria


Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the form of a statue of Mary and the Christ Child that was washed up at a Mercedarian monastery near Cagliari, Italy on 25 April 1370, apparently from a shipwreck the night before. Legend says that the locals tried to open the crate it was in, but only one of the Mercedarian monks could get the it open.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of Bonaria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 April 2013. Web. 28 May 2015. <>