Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow...

I just about caught this rainbow before it faded away...
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You can see where it ends, just behind the Sanctuary dedicated to
the Assumption (Nativity of Our Lady/Tal-Herba) which was built
in 1610 in an area where an old church had existed even before the
1565 siege. In 1673 it was closed to public worship, then used as a
sacristy for the newly built church.

In the 1770's its altar, with the facade around the altar piece,
were covered in marble while a few years,
later it was dedicated by Bishop Labini on the 23rd March 1783.
Sometime before 1644, while retaining this small Marian shrine,
another church, dedicated to the Nativity of our Lady,
was built in front of its main entrance.
Today hardly anything remains of the 1610 church.
The image of Our Lady was crowned on the 7th August 1910.
Later, in 1849, it was declared a public oratory.
Again the church was enlarged on a cruciform plan during the 1920s.

Quite a Pot of Gold
that never seems to run out of Blessings!
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  1. Lovely photos and story. Thanx for sharing them with us.

    I hope you're keeping well in sunny Malta. It's getting very cold now in the UK. First ice on car windscreens this morning !!!

    God bless.

  2. Thank you for praying for me when I was not well.

    God bless.