Santuario Della Madonna Del Sangue, Re

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The Santuario della Madonna del Sangue is a sanctuary in the comune of Re, Italy. It is devoted to the Virgin Mary and it was built where in 1494 a miracle occurred: a small fresco of the Nursing Madonna was hit by a stone and started bleeding.This sanctuary is the destination of many pilgrimages from the area and is the most important religious place in Val Vigezzo. This church is part of the Via del Mercato, an itinerary of CoEur - In the heart of European paths.History and descriptionOnly many years after the miracle, in 1627, the bishop of Novara, Carlo Bascapè, inaugurated the first sanctuary, built thanks to his initiative.The basilica in Byzantine Revival architecture visible today was inaugurated on 5 August 1958. Designed by the architect Edoardo Collamarini, it has been built entirely by local masons and artisans and it was raised to the dignity of Minor basilica by Pope Pius XII in 1958.
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  • Amazing church on a very winding road the SS337 in northern Italy towards Switzerland. It has a very old 1600 church with a fourteenth century fresco of Our Lady of the Milk which has a great story...  more »
  • We came upon this church by chance when driving from Domodossola to Locarno. It is an old church made important by the relics of a saint who performed a miracle. Onto the old church has been grafted.....  more »
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