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Seville is full of saintly virgins, or rather images thereof. They adorn the walls of churches, chapels, convents, monasteries, bars, restaurants and private residences all over the city. Here are five of my favourite sevilliana virgins (in no particular order):

divinapastora

La divina pastora (‘the divine shepherdess’ with the tower of Seville Cathedral in the background)

nuestrasenoradelmar

Nuestra Señora del Mar (the most beautiful of the bunch?)

senoradehiniesta

Nuestra Señora de la Hiniesta

santissimavirgendeguadalupe

Santísima Virgen de Guadalupe

nuestrasenoraderegla

Nuestra Señora de Regla

Postscript: While reading about the recent anniversary of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ or Flight 1549,  I came across the story of the patron saint of flight attendants – Bona of Pisa. Bona worked as an official guide for the Camino de Santiago in the 12th century, doing the trip an amazing 10 times. If you know about any other obscure or odd patron saints, let me know.

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Written by georgemills25

January 14, 2013 at 11:16

Posted in religion, seville, society, Spain

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