Luminaria di San Domenico

One event that my husband Dominick and I love is the five days of celebrations leading up to the feast day of St. Dominic in Praiano, Italy. St. Dominic’s mother, while pregnant, reportedly dreamed of a dog with a torch in its mouth setting the world on fire for God. This was taken to mean that her child would be a great witness to the world. Each year in Praiano the town’s residents have concerts, Masses, and light thousands of luminaries and candles on windowsills and on streets, and particularily at San Gennaro Church where many performers do amazing and beautiful feats with fire. Here’s an wonderful video you must watch.


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