Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Madonna del Pianto (Rome, Italy)

Madonna del Pianto (Rome, Italy) , 1546 - January 10

On this date in 1546, two men quarreled near the street shrine of the Madonna del Portico d'Ottavia, on via Arco dei Cenci near the Roman Ghetto. One begged the other to spare him for love of the Virgin Mary, then stabbed that man in the back when he...

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