October 24, 2016

Photo of the Week: The Relic of San Vincenzo Martire in Craco

Grazie mille Karen Haid for sharing your wonderful photo of the relic of San Vincenzo Martire in Craco, Basilicata. Exhumed from the cemetery of St. Ciriaca in Rome, the waxen body and “flask of blood" of the Martyr was installed in the St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Friary in Craco on April 4, 1793. The relic was relocated in the late 1980's when structural instability required it to be moved to its current home, a small chapel in the Sant'Angelo section of Craco.