Project Description

Translated as “The Madonna that Runs”, this is an extraordinary annual Easter event held in Piazza Ghirabaldi, in Sulmona, Abruzzo. This photo captures the pivotal moment when Mary’s mourning cloaks is whisked away in a flash, releasing doves into the air, while the bearers of the statue dash across the square to the newly risen Christ. Read the full story about this important weekend celebration in Sulmona in this recent blog post.
© Jed Smith at ItalyWise.

Signed limited edition prints are available for purchase. Contact Jed for more information.