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The Black Virgin of Rivière des Pluies

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The Black Virgin of Rivière des Pluies - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Réunion
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In the municipality of Sainte-Marie, in the Rivière des Pluies district, lies the important pilgrimage site of the Black Virgin, which draws a large number of Catholic faithful on the first of May each year. Located near the Church of St. Francis Xavier and its welcoming square adorned with flower stands, this sanctuary is the subject of a legend in which this miraculous Virgin is said to have made a bougainvillea grow to hide and save a fugitive slave named Mario…

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