Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces of Onuva
|Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces of Onuva|
Santuario de Nuestra Señora de las Gracias de Onuva
General view of the Shrine of Our Lady of Graces of Onuva
|Province||Province of Seville|
|Region||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seville|
|Patron||Our Lady of Graces|
|Location||La Puebla del Río|
|Municipality||La Puebla del Río|
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces of Onuva, located in the municipality of La Puebla del Río, province of Seville, region of Andalusia, in Spain, is a Marian shrine that marks the exact place where a young man of his name Jesús José Cabrera claimed to have witnessed several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and two appearances of Jesus Christ himself.
History of the Marian shrine of Onuva
The history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Graces of Onuva is directly related to the Marian apparitions received by the young Jesús José Cabrera between 1968 and 1976. The land where the apparitions of Jesus and Mary took place was acquired by the seer and to this land he was given the name of ONUVA, who, like Jesus himself have explained to the seer, means "Land of Mercy".
In one of Her apparitions, the Blessed Virgin Mary allegedly asked to the seer to build a chapel at the site which is today the central part of the shrine and which is venerated the main image of Our Lady of Graces with the Child Jesus. With the passage of time, and even today, the sanctuary was enlarged, so there are already several new places of worship (a monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, another to Saint Michael the Archangel, the Stations of the Cross, a Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, etc.) increasing that way the ability to host the pilgrims in the open enclosure.
Actually, there is in the Sanctuary of Onuva a shelter for the poor and disabled people.
The monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Mount Pitiforo
- Martín María Díaz, OSB; Apariciones de la Virgen en España: Onuva, tierra de misericordia y de reparación a los Scmos. Corazones de Jesús y de María. Editorial Monte Casino (1986), 186 pp.
- ONUVA – Terra de Misericórdia. Edições Boa Nova, Braga, Portugal (1980)
- Nossa Senhora das Graças de Onuva. Associação Cultural "Tudo Instaurar em Cristo", Mem Martins, Portugal (1980), 50 pp.