Thursday, April 17, 2008

Make An Offering They Can't Refuse

Italians take their icons very seriously. With 98% of the public Catholic icons can be seen not just inside the churches but also on the corners of many streets and buildings. They take the form of statues or paintings. Italians leave offerings like flowers or prayer beads as they pray and ask for favors. This tradition goes all the way back to Roman times. The icons and offerings may have changed but the idea stays the same. Here are a few examples I have see around Torino.

1 comment:

luckyman said...

Original post honey.... most of these icons are very very very very old... but you probably know it.