SANCTUARY OF MADONNA D’ERBIA IN CASNIGO

SANCTUARY OF MADONNA D’ERBIA IN CASNIGO

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Located in Casnigo, on Mount Erbia, this sanctuary is testimony to the strong devotion to the Virgin Mary.

There are many legends concerning the origin of this sanctuary. According to one of the legends, a very revered image, depicting the Madonna del Presepe painted on the wall inside a local farmer’s house. The numerous pilgrims who came to worship the image trampled the grass of the surrounding fields and, so one evening, the annoyed farmer slashed the painting with a hoe, but it reappeared during the night.

Between the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century a small church was erected, blessed in 1813. The wall of the farmhouse showing the venerated image was incorporated into the sanctuary.

The interior of the church is in Baroque style with a Latin cross plan and contains numerous artworks. The last cassock worn by the Holy Pope John Paul II is exhibited and preserved in a glass cas

 


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Located in Casnigo, on Mount Erbia, this sanctuary is testimony to the strong devotion to the Virgin Mary.

There are many legends concerning the origin of this sanctuary. According to one of the legends, a very revered image, depicting the Madonna del Presepe painted on the wall inside a local farmer’s house. The numerous pilgrims who came to worship the image trampled the grass of the surrounding fields and, so one evening, the annoyed farmer slashed the painting with a hoe, but it reappeared during the night.

Between the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century a small church was erected, blessed in 1813. The wall of the farmhouse showing the venerated image was incorporated into the sanctuary.

The interior of the church is in Baroque style with a Latin cross plan and contains numerous artworks. The last cassock worn by the Holy Pope John Paul II is exhibited and preserved in a glass cas

 


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