Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, Táriba

The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation[1] (Spanish: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación) also Basilica of Táriba is a Catholic temple located in the locality of Táriba[2] in the Táchira state in the Andes of the South American country of Venezuela.[3] It gained the title of basilica via Pontifical decree in 20 October 1959.

Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Consolación
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LocationTáriba
Country Venezuela
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The Basilica enshrines a venerated Marian image granted a Pontifical decree of coronation in 9 November 1959 by Pope John XXIII. The coronation was executed in 12 March 1967.

Its history goes back to the emirta built in the early times by the Augustinians who required to become a temple of hierarchy and dimensions sufficient to be at the service of a growing parishioners and to the pilgrims, being the priest Francisco Martínez de Espinoza, cura and vicar of the Villa of San Cristóbal, who began the construction of the first temple dedicated to the Virgin of Táriba, 19 August 1690 that later would be also replaced.

The present temple is dedicated to the Lady of the Consolation, patron of the state Táchira. Obtained from the Pope John XXIII the title of basilica menor, as a work of Monsignor Miguel Ignacio Briceño Picón and thanks to the efforts made by Monsignor Alejandro Fernández Feo during the period of 1904 and 1913, and remodeled under the administration of Monsignor Alejandro Figueroa Medina, Because those days approached the canonical coronation of the virgin.

The basilica was critically rebuilt in the 1960s thanks to the contribution of Martín Marciales Moncada.

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  1. ^ Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Táriba
  2. ^ Duque, Ana Hilda; Paredes, Niria Suárez de (2005-01-01). Congreso Internacional Centenario Archivo Arquidiocesano de Mérida, 1905-2005: el patrimonio de la Iglesia en Venezuela 6 al 12 de noviembre de 2005, Mérida-Venezuela : resúmenes (in Spanish). Centro Editorial Litorama.
  3. ^ Duque, Ana Hilda (2008-01-01). Cuentas de una devoción: manuscrito de la Cofradía Nuestra Señora de la Consolación de Táriba : 1788-1803 (in Spanish). Universidad de los Andes. ISBN 9789806674202.
 
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