Our Lady of Carmel of the MaipĂșIn the year 1785 Don Martin de Lecuna ordered an image of Our Lady of Carmel from a sculptor in Quito. Devotion to this image of Our Lady since has been associated with the struggles for independence of the Chilean nation. The present church was completed in October 1974. In 1923, at the request of the Chilean bishops, the Holy See proclaimed the Virgin of Carmel principal patroness of all Chileans.
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