Gorbio

Confrérie de la Sainte Croix-Pénitents Blancs de Gorbio

Historische Anlage und Denkmal, Religiöses Erbgut, Kapelle, 15. Jahrhundert Um Gorbio
  • The penitents have always played a social and health role, burying the dead. Today, still active, they maintain all the religious traditions and in particular the feast of the slugs which consists of a fervent procession on the Thursday following the Corpus Domini. The slug procession is so called because it takes place at nightfall and the village is lit only by small oil lamps made of snail shells filled with oil and a wick. They also organise the Saint Bartholomew's Day procession, the...
    The penitents have always played a social and health role, burying the dead. Today, still active, they maintain all the religious traditions and in particular the feast of the slugs which consists of a fervent procession on the Thursday following the Corpus Domini. The slug procession is so called because it takes place at nightfall and the village is lit only by small oil lamps made of snail shells filled with oil and a wick. They also organise the Saint Bartholomew's Day procession, the patron saint of the village.
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