Monday, January 17, 2022

ITALY ~ Sanctuary of Oropa - UNESCO ~

 ... Lovely postcard from the most important and largest spiritual sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary found in the Alps... set in a valley against a backdrop of the majestic Alps at an altitude of 1,200 m... an ancient basilica and the restored grounds of a former monastery... the statue of the black Madonna  carved in Swiss pinewood has always been venerated; several miracles and protections are attributed to the Virgin of Oropa... it is still a very important Italian pilgrimage destination with a reputation for providing relief to the sick... more than 800,000 pilgrims visit Oropa each year... and with great matching stamp👍...Thanks Teresa!【ツ】

The Sanctuary of Oropa is located in Oropa city in Piemonte region.

It's a Roman Catholic devotional complex and the construction began in 1617 near to the pre-existing Black Virgin of Oporo. The 12 chapels (plus another seven nearby) are united by a devotional path, and inside these chapels scenes from the story of the life of the Virgin are represented.

Oropa is one of the nine sites on the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy on the UNESCO list  since 2003.


Italian Artistic and Cultural Heritage 
Sanctuary of Oropa 
(Issued 29-08-2021)

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