Monday, December 17, 2012

Patroness of Palestrina

Every town or village in Italy has a patron/patroness.

Should be the same in the rest of the world, too.  

Once yours truly was walking around Marina di Cerveteri on a crisp autumn evening which just happened to be the feast of St. Francis.

Suddenly I stumbled upon the mother of all street festivals - it was their patronal feast day.  St. Francis of Assisi is the patron of Marina di Cerveteri.  Their parish is the church of St. Francis. 

Then, to my surprise, a guy on his bike called my name.  I look up only to see a kindly man I had met in the Holy Land. 

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