Lady of the Great Rock
the Great Rock of Acitrezza is situated the statue of the "Ausiliatrice
Madonna". Thanks to a book of Don Alfio Coco (priest of
Acitrezza from 1942 to 1992) we have got news about the placing. Sarino Piazza
sculptor of Acitrezza, has been to Massa
Carrara to choose the right marble and back to Acitrezza he
sculptured it. Between May and July of 1954 they had the
authorizations from the Harbour office for the placing of the "Ausiliatrice".
The 11 september 1954 The Statue was blessed: a procession started
from the church of S.John Baptist to,by boats, the Great Rock, where
there was the blessing. There was a boat with a band playing music
on it and a plane launching flowers flying around the zone. A great
On September of 1994, after fifty years from the blessing, there was
celebrated a Mass by the bishop of Acireale.
Bibliography: Alfio Coco - "50 anni ad Acitrezza",1998
A bill for the
placing of the statue
kindly given by Salvo D'Ambra
kindly offered by AS
2000-2002 Grasso Giovanni - Antonio Guarnera. Tradotto da Mario Grasso.
Translated by Mario Grasso. Tutti i diritti sono riservati. All rights reserved.
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