They open Holy Door to begin Jubilee of Mercy 2016
Ah - I've just found out it is a celebration of Santa Lucia a festival in memory of a miracle linked to the saint. It is said that in 1645 the Master Shoemaker Vincenzo Combi stayed late for work, and thus disrespected the abstinence from work one undertakes in respect of St. Lucia. It seems that as the shoemaker was punching holes in the sole of a shoe with his awl three drops of blood dripped from one of the holes.The shoe mentioned above is preserved in the Church of S. Lucia and it is possible to see it during the Masses celebrated there every 13th of December (the Church can be found within the boundaries of the Club Med, and the Management allows the public to witness the display of the reliquiary via access from a path leading from the end of the seafront road G. Giardina).
What's going on in Cefalu today - certainly a lot more happening than here in Surrey!
I was there one month ago, on Friday November 6.It was raining a lot, fantastic ice cream, I got one .The coffee and Ice cream SHOP is just in the corner, on the left.
That is SO lovely to see the Cathedral lit up!
Nice to see Cefalu Cathedral as well as Cathedral Square. A wedding in the sunshine - lovely.
A wedding..........how lovely!!
Oh that's a nice view of the Cathedral!