Aleteia

Malta

Malta, under the gaze of Mary

On February 20, 1743, while lighting a lamp in front of the Holy Image, the sexton of a Maltese church noticed that the face of the Madonna was shinier than usual.

The miraculous story of the Maltese Lady of the Grotto

Around the year 1400, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a hunter in a cave. In a short time, the cave became a chapel, and then a church, and then a priory.

The miraculous story of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu National Shrine, in Gozo

The beginnings of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu are so ancient that they are lost in the midst of time.

The ancient Marian icons of the Greek Catholic Church of Our Lady of Damascus in Valletta, Malta

These deeply venerated icons were brought to Malta by expatriate Greeks from the island of Rhodes.

The ancient, legendary story of the Chapel of the Nativity of Mary of Fort St. Angelo

The Maltese victory over an Ottoman invading expedition in 1565 providentially happened on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin’s Nativity.

How the Maltese Cross helped refugees in WWII

Citizens of Malta painted the crosses on the front of their homes as a show of support and a pledge of service to refugees.

The fascinating story of the Marian National Shrine and Our Lady of the Grotto of Mellieħa, in Malta

One of the oldest traditions is that St. Luke painted this fresco during his sojourn in Malta, way back in AD 60.

A close look at the ancient Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception of Qala, in the Maltese islands (Gozo)

The Santwarju tal-Kunċizzjoni Immakulata tal-Qala is one of the most ancient places of Christian worship in the Maltese Islands.

A virtual visit to the Our Lady of the Snows site in Marsaxlokk, Malta

The second delivery in our Marian Devotion and Veneration in Malta series.

Malta, a land of Marian devotion and veneration

The country is alone among nations for having a 2,000-year-old Christian tradition.