The Madonna (a small wooden statue), probably a small pole of a yacht sailboat on the beach by marosi, was found by the young tabacchinian Nicola Moretto slave in Nabeul Beach, Tunis, on November 15, 1800. The find of the "Madonnina Nera" was welcomed as a divine signal by slaves in the land of Africa, but above all as exhortation and comfort to endure tribulations and persecutions. Bringing on the island of St. Peter in their emigration from the liberated slaves, the Madonna remained a strong symbol of faith but, outside of the strictly religious significance, also of freedom and of strong union of the community. The feast of the Madonna dello Schiavo is undoubtedly the most felt by the Carolian community and for several years this holiday is also renewed in Pegli on the last Sunday of November. The Virgin of the Slave is dedicated to the homonymous church located on Via XX Settembre, where the statue is worshiped.
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