Basilica Pontificia di Santa Maria del Carmine, Lagopesole

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  • I cannot quote Our Church of Avigliano, Every year on the eve of the festival, at the CHIESA MADRE, the statue is dressed with a cloak of thousands of gold and silver objects, donated by the faithful over the centuries. On the head of the Virgin and the Child is placed a wreath and hung on the arm of Our Lady there is a Carmelite scapula. On July 16, the statue is carried in procession to the Church of St. Mary of the Angels. From here begins the pilgrimage to reach the Shrine, along a quick 6 km path. During the procession, the straps (wax castles) are carried on the shoulders of the brothers, along with the poles, triangular linen signs with the image of Our Lady embroidered in gold. Arriving at the mountain, the procession makes three rounds around the church, at the end of which the Holy Mass is celebrated. Finally, believers stay to eat lunch outdoors. After two months, on the second Sunday of September, the statue, dressed as in July, returns to the village with a pilgrimage that takes the Virgin to the Pontifical Basilica Minor of Santa Maria del Carmine of Avigliano where it will remain until July of the following year. In addition, it was customary for the night the Virgin remained on the Mount to be given a prayer vigil until the morning. The popular devotion to the "Madonn du Mont" is alive in all the countries of the surrounding area, so much so that it attracts thousands of pilgrims on both annual holidays. However follow the procession both to Mount Carmine and then bring our Madonna back to Avigliano and a UNICA experience.
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