From Pasadena Star News:
Workers found a mostly unscathed 18th century painting of the Virgin Mary buried beneath the rubble of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the 249-year-old church that burned down in July, officials from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said in a statement, Thursday, Oct. 15.
They discovered it on Sept. 15 — a day known to Catholics as the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows. It’s a Catholic holy day dedicated to the Virgin Mary when she’s often depicted with a sad or anguished mien — a common representation known as Mater Dolorosa, Latin for “Mother of Sorrows.” “My God. This is the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows,” Huerta reportedly said, according to writer Gregory Orfalea in a story for Angelus, the Archidiocese of Los Angeles’ publication.
From Catholic News Agency:
A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said.
The painting is one of two images of Our Lady of Sorrows at the mission, the other of which has an alleged miraculous past. The church at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, which St. Junipero Serra founded in 1771, burned July 11 in a fire being investigated for arson.