Shrine of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Piazza Giovanni Paolo I, 1, 66021 Casalbordino CH Start navigator

The basilica shrine of Santa Maria dei Miracoli is located in Casalbordino, a town in the province of Chieti. It is the destination of a pilgrimage (9–11 June) which Abruzzo poet Gabriele D’Annunzio immortalized in The Triumph of Death. The shrine is officiated by the Benedictines and stands on the site of the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary amid the branches of an oak grove. A small chapel was erected, in memory of the event, and over the centuries the church grew, refurbished to adapt to the growing number of worshippers.

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