Madonna e Cristo bambino scoperto sul muro della Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea Amalfi
"Madonna and Christ child discovered on the wall of the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea Amalfi"...
On the last of three glorious days in Positano, I arose early to catch sunrise over the village. However, at about 10:00 am …the cold rains came down dampening the glorious sun. I caught the rain soaked ferry down the coast to the seaside town of Amalfi. The Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea/Duomo di Amalfi is usually packed with tourists bused and ferried from hundreds of miles away, but with the dreary weather many chose to stay away. There has been a church on this site in Amalfi since 596 AD and the one built in the 9th century still stands today. The present cathedral was built adjacent to the old one in the early 13th century to provide a suitable resting place for St. Andrew the Apostle. The two were originally joined together to form a single, six-nave Romanesque cathedral. Pieces of the newer walls have been taken down to expose parts of the walls of the ancient original church, and one can ponder history by this glimpse back in time. I passed the faint image painted directly on one of the ancient walls three times and noticed the Pieta, adjacently was the Madonna and Child. Staring for a while the ancient images came into focus, and I was absolutely astounded by the mystical beauty. I photographed both images and was able to bring out much of the original beauty. God has preserved this unique fresco for 800 years. As it will soon fade completely away, I was blessed to witness this miraculous vision and hope to preserve it for future generations.
- Dino Carbetta
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