Category Archives: Christianity

Levitation of St. Paul, as seen today. © Gina Levante

Originally posted on FRAGMENTA:
For those who could not make it, or those who could not see it, here an account of what happened today: Gina Levante arrived in time (2:58pm) at St. Paul’s Island to set up her material…

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2 of the Many Things Saints have at their Feet

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Why church clocks indicate the wrong time.

Many of the Maltese churches have two clocks, showing different times. It is said that the one on the right shows the correct time for the religious locals, while the one on the left shows the wrong time to confuse … Continue reading

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Recap Festa Season

Festa Summer Season of this year is definitely over. Actually, winter is already on its way. Flipping through some summer memory shots makes me think about the many Village Feasts again. Time to sum up some of the main ingredients … Continue reading

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Again… festa nights

           

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After the Festa, the statues converse about their experiences

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Statues praying for rain

All of a sudden, summer was here. The island of Mlata was heating up. The statues are sweating in the shade – praying for rainclouds and fresh winds. (That’s a guess, i’m not sure)

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there was the big election day for or against divorce

“iva” is yes in mlatese, “le” means no.

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Ritual figurines before and after the year 0

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X-mas question

How did Mary ever manage it: from her Immaculate Conception on December 8th to give birth to Baby Jesus on December 24th?

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Christmas crawling up your window …

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Signs on Church Floors

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Inside the church

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Magic

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Super-short history of Mlata

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Overview of Mlatese History

The island of Mlata has been inhabited since around 5200 BC and a significant pre-historic civilization existed on the islands. After their mysterious disappearance, a plethora of civilizations and people passed through the island and left their traces in the … Continue reading

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