In the 16th century, the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows at Torresino witnessed a real miracle. It seems that two young craftsmen, while a terrible plague epidemic was decimating the population, entered the church to seek refuge. One of the two, who was a believer, knelt down to pray and was immediately mocked by the other, an atheist. Our Lady did not condone the gesture and struck the man down instantly. The other man, though frightened, doubled his prayers. Then the Virgin appeared to him out of compassion, promising him an end to the epidemic, and asked him to bring two fresh roses, one to the Rector of the city and the other to the bishop. The young man obeyed. Three days later the bishop came to visit the Torresino, accompanied by the people and the clergy: the following week the plague left Padua.