Posts Tagged ‘plague’

The November 21: Feast of the Madonna della Salute

Friday, November 18th, 2011

saluteThe celebrations for the Madonna della Salute was established in memory of a terrible plague, that hit Venice during 1630-31 biennium, and the subsequent vow by the Doge to obtain the intercession of the Virgin Mary.


Venice and the Plague: Letters, records and faiths of health offices

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

03080435The Black Death reached the shores of Europe in 1348, carried there on merchant ships on the backs of rats stowed away as cargo amongst the spices destined for the European market.