One interesting Fact about Malta is it has over 359 churches , which equals 1 church for every Kilometer!
FRONT OF CARD
This is my version of the gorgeous painting
that hangs above the altar at
San Gwann Parish. It was done in watercolors and
a little pen work. The image is of the Virgin Mary giving
instructions to Bernadette Soubirous to return the grotto.
(Bernadette was 14 years old when she had the first apparition.)
Bernadette returned the grotto several times and finally dug
a hole to reveal a stream of "Holy Water" that lead to several miracle cures.
Bernadette later became a Saint, and the location of the stream
became a shrine to "Virgin Mary "
One of the sayings Virgin Mary said to Bernadette was:
'I promise to make you Happy, Not in this
World, but in the Next'
BACK of CARD
Rather Plain back this week; but here's what Melite writes to Alexander:
"My Dearest Alexander,
Since I have not hear back from you ; I'm assuming
you are still in India trying to save the Bengal Tigers.
I have decided to venture out on my own trip. I went to
Malta looking for some Peace from all the visions ...
I visited many old churches while here but; was predictably
drawn to two. The San Gwann Parish Church and the
Parish Church of Our Lady of Carmel in Fgura. They are
newer churches but a deep connection to the healing
powers of the 'Virgin Mary'-
I did get blessed by the Friars here with Holy Water
and pray this may lead to 'me healing'.
I hope by the time I get back to Greek homeland
of Schiza you will have sent me a card.
Please take care of yourself ,
PAGE in BOOK
This is the view of Our Lady of Caramel Parish Church
in Fgura, Malta at night . Done in acrylics with the stain glass
windows done in watercolors - The background in was done
shades of blues to black. The 'Malta' title was stamp
onto an image of the beautiful handmade Malta lace.
This was an interesting week of arting -
Most of my weekend was spent away from home-
Traveling to a stamp & paper arts convention
So I will be viewing everyone's work tomorrow.