Our Lady of the Pillar

Our Lady of the PillarAlso known as

  • Nossa Senhora do Pilar
  • Nuestra Se├▒ora del Pilar
  • Our Lady of Pillar
  • Our Lady of the Pillar



Tradition says that in the early day of the Church, Saint James the Greater was spreading the Gospel in Spain, but making very little progress. He was dejected and questioning his mission. About 44, the Virgin Mary, who was still living in Jerusalem at the time, bi-located and appeared to him in a vision to boost his morale. In it, she was atop a column or pillar, which was being carried by angels. That pillar is believed to be the same one venerated in Zaragoza, Spain today. Miraculous healings reported at the scene.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Our Lady of the Pillar“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2019. Web. 18 May 2021. <>