Saturday, June 24, 2006

Shrines & Altars: the black Virgin of Loreto

This Baroque statue of the black Madonna of Loreto is venerated in a chapel in Rimov, a town in the Czech Repulic. The Italian shrine of Loreto is one of the world's most famous places of pilgrimage. According to an ancient legend, the Virgin's house was brought to the town from Nazareth by angels. All over the world replicas were built of the Loreto shrine.


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