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Shrine of Our Lady of the lake

What to see in Garbagna, Alessandria, Piedmont


The construction of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Lake of Garbagna, on Lake Feiga, brings us back to the troubled times of the struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines. Precisely in those years (was 1341), in fact, Our Lady appearing to be a shepherdess muta by birth, would have assured the people a lasting peace if it had been built a church in his honor. The girl went down into the country to proclaim the desire of Our Lady: the fact that it had purchased suddenly the use of the word was regarded as a miracle, and that message was considered to be an expression of the divine will. So he put his hand to the construction of a chapel and miraculously returned peace. The chapel became, then, the destination of pilgrimages in the Friday of the month of May (the main feast takes place the third Friday, with a great procession).

In the last century, next to the ancient chapel, was erected a new church, wider, mainly thanks to the contribution of garbagnoli emigrated to America.

  • Via Madonna del Lago, località Lago di Feiga, Garbagna (Alessandria)
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