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SANTUARIO DI MARIA SS. DEI MIRACOLI

 
  • Sanctuary of Maria SS. Dei Miracoli M.S. Miracoli Sanctuary
Sanctuary of Maria SS. Dei Miracoli M.S. Miracoli Sanctuary

Situated in the place where, according to tradition, in 1547 a miracle occurred: two washer women, one blind, the other deaf  were near a brook when they were hit by some stones moved by the apparition of a woman with a child and miraculously cured: The next day, nearby an image of the virgin Mary reappeared. Don Ferdinando De Vega, Castellano and chief of justice of di Alcamo, around the second half of the XVI century, had a shrine built on place where the miracle took place. The fresco depicting la Madonna dei Miracoli (the Madonna of Miracles )has become an important place of worship. It was repainted in 1890 after a fire and restored by maestro Giambecchina in 1963.



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