The more fun version entails that 50 years after Christ's birth, St. Peter deposited this sculpture carved by St. Luke into a mountain cave. It was lost in the 8th century after being hidden during Muslim invasions, but was found again in 880 along with visions and heavenly music. A chapel was built to house it, which became a Benedictine monastery in 976. Visions and pilgrims abounded, and soon the Virgin Mary of Montserrat became Catalunya's main cult image.
Hmm...this sounds like the "positive classroom management" my Education classes taught me to say to my students:
And now, a visit inside the main part of the basilica. It's hard to see, but the little Virgin Mother is seated above the alter watching us.
Looking down on the monastery: