In the Name of Faith: Treasures

Throughout history we have seen that churches and sanctuaries have come into possession of greatest treasures. Where faith and religion were concerned people spared no money or physical sacrifice to please their gods.

«Don’t be afraid, Vincenza. It is me Mary, the Mother of Christ who died on the cross for the salvation of men. I beg you to go and say in my name to the people of Vicenza they must build in this place a church in my honor, if they want their health back, otherwise the plague will not cease».

According to the legend these were the words spoken to a peasant woman by the name of Vincenza Pasini on Monte Berico above Vicenza. The year was 1426, and the town had been suffering from a deadly plague for years.

Following the orders of the Madonna the people of Vicenza built a church on the spot of the acclaimed appearance. The church was built in three months time, and has been treasured as a symbol of salvation of the Veneto population for centuries.


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67 Comments on “In the Name of Faith: Treasures

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    • Ah, tu l’as ecoutee :D. Merci Julie. Il semble que je ne publie que des eglises ces derniers jours :D. J’espere que tu as eu une bonne journee.


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    • Thank you very much, Sophia. It would have looked a lot better in a better light, but when travelling I can’t be picky 😀


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  6. Churches are certainly treasures of our history. And what I treasure most about them is the inner peace one seems to feel as you enter their sanctuary.


  7. Wonderful capture of this beautiful building. I’m not fond of church but I think the architecture of some churches is beautiful. 🙂


  8. Wonderful photo. I love the angle, tree on the left, just enough sky and some space on the right, it is a great composition. Have a great day.


    • Thank you very much Mark. I will try to remove the little posts on the right and people on the left :). They really bug me. I really appreciate your nice comment. Hope your weekend will go well too 🙂


  9. Beautiful church and interesting history, Paula. The lovely music reminds me of my school days in England. We used to sing this hymn every year around Christmas time. Loved listening to it again. 🙂 xx


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  12. A beautiful piece of architecture and a wonderful photo Paula. As you know I’m not into religion, but I quite like many religious buildings of all superstitions.


    • I know Max 🙂 and I appreciate your compliment. I was critical about extremeness of worship/despair of people in this article 😉


    • Oh yes, I was quite happy to see that bloke there 😀 and the way he was kind of gesturing to come in 🙂 Thank you, Madhu 🙂


  13. Interesting history, certainly beautiful and I like your inclusion of what appears to be the Abbot making his way from the grand steps.

    One of the things I enjoy about travel/tourism and street photography is the ability to capture the essence of various cultures around the world. A scene like this more common in places like this as opposed to scenes of Hasidic Jews walking about NYC or Jerusalem or Shinto priests walking about shrines in rural Japan.

    I’m always thrilled by this.


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  15. Beautiful shot! Nothing to do with the legend but my cousin’s name is Vincenza. Her sister is Marie.


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