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When the plague hit Malta, the Knights made a promise: A Marian miracle followed

When it seemed that nothing could stop the plague, the Maltese turned to the Immaculate Conception. This story is the second part of the series "Malta Under the gaze of Mary."

Take a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and stay at a Franciscan Casa Nova hostel

The Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have an 800-year-old tradition of offering hospitality to pilgrims.

These are the towns where popes have spent the summer

Many popes chose to escape the heat of Rome for peaceful towns in the Eternal City's surrounding hills.

In Italy, religious guest houses are reopening after coronavirus lockdown

Pilgrims and tourists alike are invited to stay at monasteries and convent houses.

The hidden beauty of the “painted” churches of Cyprus

Unassuming rural buildings hide UNESCO World Heritage Byzantine murals. 

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.

San Pellegrino water is named after a Christian martyr 

For centuries, the water has been known for its healing properties, which Leonardo da Vinci, after months of research, called “miraculous.” 

Exclusive photos: The legend of the wild horses of Corolla

There are many tales of how they got there, including one involving the establishment of a Spanish Dominican settlement.

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.

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