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Newborn baby blessed by Maria SS dei Sette Dolori
We encountered the parade of Maria SS dei Sette Dolori while traveling in Sicily, where people carried a statue of the Saint through the streets, singing and playing music. Towards the end, a man climbed onto the platform and, hands outstretched, offered the newborn in supplication for the Saint's blessing.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 10:20 p.m.