Our Lady of “La Altagracia”Maria of Altagracia wears the colors of the Dominican flag; symbolizing in this manner the national identity. The image of Our Lady of Altagracia , located in Higüey, had the privilege of being crowned twice: on August 15, 1922 - during the pontificate of Pius XI - and by Pope John Paul II, who on January 25, 1979, during his visit to Santo Domingo, personally crowned the image with a golden silver tiara, his personal gift to the Virgin, the first evangelizer of the Americas.

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