From parade central, we bring yet another activity below our apartment. Alerted by the sounds of a band and singing we looked out and discovered this religious parade going by. Investigating, we learned that it was a special day for Peruvian immigrants, "The Day of Miracles" ( the shrine depicted was in a home in Peru. The house was destroyed by a volcano but the shrine was undamaged. Apparently several other miracles occurred around the shrine). They marched to the front of the Duomo (the very heavy shrine being carried by about 20 men) sang some songs, and said some prayers. Children were lifted up to the shrine and swung in the form of the sign of the cross. The women carried incense and walked backwards so as to not show their backs to the shrine.Many of the religious belonged to the Order of Assumption (as in Assumption College).
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.