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Protectress of S. Pellegrino


[image ALT: A rectangular tile plaque depicting a woman wearing a tall crown and holding a naked baby in a rather awkward position, meant for us to see him clearly. The plaque is in a niche with a little iron railing forming a shelf on which sit a votive lamp and a pot with a begonia. It is a wayside shrine in S. Pellegrino di Gualdo, Umbria (central Italy).]

On the wall of a private house in the little town of S. Pellegrino the visitor can see this mid‑20c edicola. It's not just a generic depiction of the Virgin Mary, but an appeal to the protectress of the town on her feast day, as we can see by moving in a little closer:

[image ALT: A rectangular tile plaque depicting a woman wearing a tall crown and holding a naked baby in a rather awkward position, meant for us to see him clearly. It is a detail of a wayside shrine in S. Pellegrino di Gualdo, Umbria (central Italy).]

8 settembre 1965

Madonna di Montecamera prega per noi

September 8, 1965

Our Lady of Montecamera, pray for us.

The two churches are S. Pellegrino to our left, and to our right one that I haven't yet seen: the Romanesque shrine of S. Maria di Montecamera, atop the hill by that name overlooking the village.


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