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Virgen de Montserrat Virgin of Montserrat Our Lady of Montserrat or the Virgin of Montserrat is a statue of the Virgin Mary and infant Christ venerated at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery on the Montserrat Mountain in Catalonia. She is the Patron Saint of Catalonia, an honour she shares with Saint George. It is one of the black Madonnas of Europe, hence its familiar Catalan name, la Moreneta. Believed by some to have been carved in Jerusalem in the early days of the Church,