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I thought last time we crossed the Strait of Messina , and passed the 7 metre tall, golden Madonnina guarding the city and Messina port. Of course I forgot to check it out, until I came across these pictures, and the same question popped up again. The statue greeting all visitors who enter Messina from the sea. It is a quote from a letter the Virgin Mary sent to the population of Messina in the year Legend has it that the Apostle Paul came to Messina around this time two thousand years ago to convert the Sicilians to Christianity. The locals were not too eager to give up their old deities, but by and by great numbers were persuaded.
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Stock Photo - Statue of the Madonna della Lettera at harbour entrance, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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