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Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico — The Pacific Coast (and Central Highlands)
 

Don Vasco de Quiroga and La Virgen de la Salud

 
 
Don Vasco de Quiroga and La Virgen de la Salud Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2021
1. Don Vasco de Quiroga and La Virgen de la Salud Marker
Inscription.  

Dn. Vasco y La Virgen De La Salud
3 de Feb. de 1470 nació Dn. Vasco en España
25 de Agosto de 1530 se embarca el Lic. Vasco de Quiroga para la Nueva España, viene como oidor de la segunda audiencia.
10 de Dic. de 1530 desembarca en Veracruz.
9 de Enero de 1531 llegó a la cima de Mexico
1533 visita Michoacán por acuerdo de la segunda audiencia.
1536 el Papa Paulo III funda la Diocesis de Michoacán y Dn. Vasco es nombrado Obispo de ahí.
22 de Sep. de 1538 toma poseción de su Diocesis.
1540 mandó Dn. Vasco Fabricar una imagen de María Sma, a unos indios de Pátzcuaro a la que poco después por los muchos Favores y curaciones de enfermos que de ella obtuvieron los indigenas, mandó grabar a los pies este epigrafe.
Salus infirmorum
1737 la Virgen de la Salud fue elegida patrona de Pátzcuaro.
8 de Dic. de 1899 se efectuo la coronación pontificia de esta imagen.
1924 et Papa Pio XI la nombra Patrona Principal del Arzobispado de Morelia.

20 de Dic. de 1962 después de un atentado la V. Imagen quedó ilesa.

English translation:
Don
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Vasco and La Virgen de la Salud

Feb. 3, 1470 Don Vasco was born in Spain.
August 25, 1530, Vasco de Quiroga embarks for New Spain, arriving as a member of the Second Audience.
Dec. 10, 1530 he disembarks in Veracruz.
January 9, 1531 he arrives at Mexico City.
In 1533 he visits Michoacán by agreement of the Second Audience.
In 1536 Pope Paul III founded the Diocese of Michoacán and Don Vasco was appointed as its Bishop.
On Sep. 22, 1538 he takes possession of his Diocese.
1540 saw Don Vasco requesting the manufacture of an image of Most Holy Mother Mary from some of the indigenous of Pátzcuaro. Shortly afterwards many favors and healings of the sick are attributed to this image that the natives obtained from her, so Don Vasco had the following epigraph engraved at her feet.
Salus infirmorum (Health of the sick)
In 1737 the Virgin of Health was elected as the patron saint of Pátzcuaro.
Dec. 8, 1899 the pontifical coronation of this image took place.
In 1924 Pope Pius XI appoints her as the Principal Patroness of the Archbishopric of Morelia

On December 20, 1962 the holy image remains intact after an attack.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is January 9, 1531.
 
Location. 19° 30.907′ 
Don Vasco de Quiroga and La Virgen de la Salud Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2021
2. Don Vasco de Quiroga and La Virgen de la Salud Marker
The marker is to the left of the basilica's main entrance.
N, 101° 36.374′ W. Marker is in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. Marker can be reached from Arciga just west of Calle La Paz, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pátzcuaro MIC 61600, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Basilica de María Inmaculada de la Salud (a few steps from this marker); Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud (a few steps from this marker); Basilica de la Salud (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of the Royal College of San Nicolás Obispo (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pátzcuaro's Spring (about 210 meters away); Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita (about 240 meters away); Palacio Huitzimengari / Casa de las Artesanías (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Consecration of Michoacán's First Cathedral Altar (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pátzcuaro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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