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Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Church of the Circumcision

One of my favourite churches in Malta, in Valletta, is the Church of the Circumcision. I love the statue of Our Lord just taken down from the Cross in one of the side altars.

Also, I love the painting of the first rendering of the Sacred Heart by Batoni, a copy from the Gesu and one of several in Malta, including one at Our Lady of Victories mentioned yesterday. I have written about this painting before on this blog.

There are also some letters of St. Ignatius of Loyola in this church. It is called the Jesuit Church, but the Jesuits are no longer there.

I also love the two small shrines of St. Pius X and the Holy Face of Jesus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, St Pius X...we got married on his feastday and I'm starting to develop a devotion to him. Not long after we were married we discovered we had a third class relic of his. I feel like he is really watching over us. How wonderful is the communion of saints!