Saturday, August 08, 2020

Santa Maria della Querce, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy

Santa Maria della Querce, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy , 1417 - Third Saturday of September, August 8

In 1417 Feliciano Batone painted a fresco of the Pietà on a wayside shrine beneath a great oak. Fifty years later, there was a surge in devotion to the Madonna of the Oak after the story circulated that on August 8, 1467 a man from Siena, running fr...

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Madonna di Montalto / Our Lady of Montalto - Messina, Italy

Madonna di Montalto / Our Lady of Montalto - Messina, Italy , 1294 - June 12, August 8

One night a humble friar named Nicholas dreamt of the Virgin Mary who told him to go the next day by the Senate of Messina and inform them that Our Lady wanted a temple on that hill, dedicated as the Lady of the High Mountain.    In the morning, ...

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