Devotion to Our Lady of Torreciudad dates back to the eleventh century. The new Shrine, built by members of Opus Dei with many others, was inaugurated on 7 July 1975.
Torreciudad is a shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Aragon in the north of Spain. Devotion to Our Lady of Torreciudad dates back to the eleventh century. The new Shrine, built under the with many others of the founder of Opus Dei, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, was inaugurated on 7 July 1975. He said that what he hoped for from the shrine were "spiritual fruits: graces that the Lord will wish to grant to all who come to honour his Blessed Mother at her shrine. These are the miracles I desire: conversions, and peace for many souls." With this in mind, he asked for confessional chapels to be built and for everything to be done to enable people to pray at the Shrine in peace.
A video about Torreciudad:
The Shrine is the centre of all that goes on in Torreciudad. The church, opened for public worship on 7 July 1975, was built by members of Opus Dei with many others carrying out the wishes of Saint Josemaría to honour Our Lady and be a means of spiritual renewal through the Sacrament of Penance. The Opus Dei Prelature is responsible for the spiritual care of the Shrine and of the Social Training Centre. The building is the work of the architect Heliodoro Dols.
In the great altarpiece, set in a niche above the choir stalls, is the original Romanesque carved statue of Our Lady of Torreciudad, Queen of the Angels. Around the statue there are eight sculptured groups representing some of the main events in Our Lady´s life: her Betrothal to St. Joseph, the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Adoration of the Shepherds, the Flight into Egypt, the Workshop at Nazareth, the Crucifixion of Our Lord, and the Coronation of Our Lady in Heaven. This altarpiece is the work of the sculptor Juan Mayné. It was carved in alabaster in José Miret´s workshop. The polychrome artist was Emilio Juliá.
Some photos of Torreciudad:
Every year hundreds of people visit the Shrine to ask Our Lady for favours and intentions. In 2017 many groups from all over the world visited Torreciudad.
Here you have a summary of the visits:
A 350 km route links the five Shrines of El Pilar (Saragossa), Torreciudad, Meritxell (Andorra), Montserrat and Lourdes in a prayerful journey, combining artistic works and breathtaking scenery.
Video about the Marian Routes in the north of Spain and south of France:
Link in Google maps to know how to reach Torreciudad when you visit Spain: https://goo.gl/maps/ZwsLkQiAoiG2
Link of the website of Torreciudad: https://www.torreciudad.org/static/20/about-torrec...
If you want to organize a visit, you may write to: [email protected]