One day Saint John the Beloved and Our Most Holy Mother of God were travelling by boat to Cyprus to visit Saint Lazarus. A storm arose and led the boat to the Holy Mountain Athos, which at that time was a place full of idols and idol worshippers. When Our Most Blessed Lady stepped foot on the island, the demons in the idols witnessed to her Holiness and crumbled, and all the unfaithful came to believe in Christ and His Holy Mother. Mount Athos has since been Blessed and Protected by Our Holy Mother of God, as her garden.

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