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Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (or della Gancia) – The legend of the Child

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The Infant Jesus that is venerated in the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli "La Gancia", occupies an important place, both for its extraordinary beauty and for the miraculous events that are linked to this image. Originating from Gethsemane, the Child, according to tradition, travelled on a ship that ran into a storm. The sailors decided to throw their cargo overboard to lighten the weight of the boat, including the box containing the image of Jesus. Due to a miraculous intervention, the box did not sink and was carried by the waves to the small port of Sant'Erasmo in Palermo. But here, none of the fishermen who noticed the box managed to catch it. Only the friars of the nearby Convent of the Gancia managed to catch it and take it to their church.

Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (or della Gancia) – The legend of the Child

Via Alloro, 6, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

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