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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Orvieto, Italy
This is a front door in the town of Orvieto in Italy. Orvieto is a charming hill town in the South West of Umbria. The town sits majestically on a big chunk of tufa rock. It has a beautiful cathedral that was built after a miracle that took place in the 1260s, when a Bohemian priest — who doubted that the bread used in communion was really the body of Christ — went to Rome on a pilgrimage. On his return journey, he worshiped in Bolsena, near Orvieto. During Mass, the bread bled, staining a linen cloth. The cloth was brought to the pope, who was visiting Orvieto at the time. And of course such a miraculous relic required a magnificent church. This photo was taken in the summer of 2003 by Al Teich.
posted by /T/ at 9:22 AM