Let’s hold those suffering in Italy in our hearts. Let’s send them healing energy. Let’s support those who are healthy and strong, so they may help support the elderly and fragile, protecting them from potential illness. I send these wishes also to Chinese, Koreans, Iranians, Americans, and all those across the globe who are affected…
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! (Palermo, Church of the Immaculate Conception of il Capo Market)
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Peace and joy to you and your loved ones. Pace e gioia a te e a tutti i tuoi cari. (16th century sculpture photographed in the Duomo di Siracusa, attributed to Domenico Gagini)
Madonna and child in Salemi.
As you may have guessed, this first week in September in Sicily is bursting with feasts dedicated to the Madonna and the divine feminine. There’s a reason for this: It’s the end of the harvest season, and who do you want to recognize after a time of abundance, but Mother Earth for providing you with…
Madonna and child, Palermo Cathedral.
Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Photo of altar featuring Madonna dell Lume (Madonna of the Light) with child, Porticello
Madonna and Child set in the midst of the Baroque church San Giuseppe dei Teatini in Palermo.