Sicilian Impressions: Saints

Sicily has adopted many saints as protectors and patrons, there is one for every town, which is worshipped with a fervor which is almost fanatical.

During the year in each town and major Sicilian city there are endless processions with saints effigies, grand and small who celebrate the miracles and graces attained by Sicilians through the ages.

Our’s is Saint Leo, Bishop of Catania famous forย his spectacular battles against the occult in the late 700’s, which included fire and brimstone confrontations.

St Leo, bishop of Catania. Procession at Sinagra,ME

Occasionally you see new Saints being featured …

St John Paul, Duomo Noto Syracuse