Sunday, August 09, 2020

Madonna del Soccorso, Sant'Agata Feltria, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Madonna del Soccorso, Sant'Agata Feltria, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy , 1306 - First Sunday before Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

The Sanctuary of the Madonna of Rescue stands isolated on the high plain between Monte Ercole and the town of Sant'Agata in central Italy, about 25 miles from the Adriatic Sea. Local tradition holds that an earlier chapel there marked the place where...

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La Dama Bianca (The White Lady), Messina, Italy

La Dama Bianca (The White Lady), Messina, Italy , 1282 - August 9

Messina I have always had a special devotion to Our Lady.   During the Sicilian Vespers, which saw the protagonists particularly Messina, Messina was under the 'siege of the French commanded by Viceroy Charles D' Anjou, who was certain that the ci...

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