Thursday, April 08, 2021

Madonna degli Angeli, Sternatia, Lecce, Apulia, Italy

Madonna degli Angeli, Sternatia, Lecce, Apulia, Italy , 16th cent. - First Thursday after Easter

The Franciscan friars who built the chapel of the Madonna of the Angels in the 1500s named it for the one in Assisi where St. Francis founded their Order. Although the friars are gone, and part of the church building too, it is still a focus of devot...

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Madonna della Brina (Madonna of the Frost), Basella, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy .

Madonna della Brina (Madonna of the Frost), Basella, Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy . , 1356 - April 8

On 8 and 17 April 1356 the Virgin appeared to Marina Cassone, a teenage peasant. During the night between 7 and 8 April there had been a heavy frost that devastated the countryside, in the morning the girl's father ran to the field to see the damage...

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