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Our Lady of Fatima in Rome

Our Lady of Fatima

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Marinella Bandini - published on 05/13/17

Our May tour of the 'Madonnelle' brings us to the Virgin whose feast and centenary we celebrate today.

We continue with our daily tour this month through a particular artistic expression of Marian devotion: Rome’s “Madonnelle” (“little Madonnas”). These are images of Mary—some of them miraculous—scattered throughout the streets and alleyways of the city. They are the object of much popular devotion. Follow the series here: Little Madonnas of Rome

The sacred image depicting Our Lady of Fatima, located on Via G. De Agostini (at the intersection with via F. De Magistris), was placed there exactly 50 years ago, on May 13, 1967, with the blessing of the local parish priest of the church of St. Helena, Father Vittorio Moscarelli.

The request came from local residents when the buildings of the Ministry of Treasury were completed and street traffic increased.

Over the years, this sacred image has always been particularly venerated by local residents, who care for and maintain it.

From an article by Lina Pede Treglia, published in the News and Culture Bulletin, Viavai (September 2007)


Follow the series here: Little Madonnas of Rome

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