0 Likes

Sanctuary of Our Saint Lady of Sorrows
Palerme - Sicily

The church is also named Our Lady of the Lightening after a violent storm hit Marsala in the winter of 1691. The scared population sought shelter at Porta di Mare (Sea Gate), presently Porta Garibaldi and beseeched the Virgin. It is told that on that occasion a lightening struck the horse of a young man who had stopped there to pray. People hailed it as a miracle since the young man was spared.


On July 14th, 1691, as a sign of gratitude, the Marsala people , with gathered offerings, built a church on the miracle site where previously an old small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Conception stood.

The church which overlooks Piazza dell’Addolorata (Our Lady of Sorrows Square) hosts one of the most significant and evocative images of Mary, our Lady of Sorrows. Her hands and feet were chiselled out of cypress wood by a non-commisioned officer at the Spaniards’service between 1786 and 1790. The painting of the statue and her dresses in papier maché were completed by Priest Donato.

Under the altar where the Madonna stands, there lies the dead Christ by artist Carmelo Bruno (1934).
Both statues are carried in procession on Good Friday, and they come out of the church only on that occasion.

View More »

Copyright: Toni Garbasso
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Uploaded: 27/04/2009
Actualizat: 10/06/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: landmark; church
comments powered by Disqus

Toni Garbasso
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Toni Garbasso
Marsala fish market
Toni Garbasso
Curch of the Souls in Purgatory
Toni Garbasso
Church of the Souls in Purgatory
Toni Garbasso
Marsala Piazza Loggia
Toni Garbasso
Saint Joseph’s Church
Toni Garbasso
Carmine Monastry
Toni Garbasso
Carmine Church's bell tower
Toni Garbasso
Saint Peter’s Church
Toni Garbasso
Marsala
Toni Garbasso
Marsala Patisserie
Toni Garbasso
The Cassero
Igor Marx
Berlinerallee 4
Manuel Schaefer
Lagos Oshodi Market
Dmitriy Krasko
Museum, mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba
Esther Dam
Mawakabo
T. Emrich
Arena / Amphitheatre
Federico Infanti
Lago di Barcis - dintorni
Ruediger Kottmann
Castle Ruin Helfenstein at Sunset
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Borgund Stave Church, Borgund, Laerdal, Norway
Carel Struycken
Fremont Troll
T. Emrich
In the center of the Arena
Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov
Аэродром барнаульского Аэроклуба. Кабина самолёта АН-2
Stefan Zander
Millenium Bridge Sunset
Toni Garbasso
Piave river park
Toni Garbasso
Long Logs - Petrified Forest
Toni Garbasso
Marsala Piazza Loggia
Toni Garbasso
Near the graveyard
Toni Garbasso
Garibaldi's monument
Toni Garbasso
Castle Gardens
Toni Garbasso
Spanish Steps
Toni Garbasso
Pima Air Museum, Hangar 3
Toni Garbasso
Blue Mesa - Petrified Forest
Toni Garbasso
Capalbio
Toni Garbasso
Pancho Villa monument
Toni Garbasso
Blue Mesa - Petrified Forest
More About Sicily

To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.Journey To Italy - J.W.Goethe