The Translation of the Holy House of Loreto (1291, 1294).
Towards the end of the thirteenth century, the terrible news reached Europe that the Holy Land was lost to the Christians. The holy house of Nazareth, site of the birth of the Mother of God, of Her early education and of the Annunciation by the Angel Gabriel, had been found, transported miraculously in Dalmatia (Yugoslavia) on the year 1291. The house moved again, after robbers began to intercept pilgrims coming through the forest to visit the marvel. Loreto became its permanent site. The episodes concerning the Translation of the Holy House, all duly verified, were consigned in documents borne to Rome at various epochs.
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