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Antonia Damico, president of the La Madonna di Canneto Society, poses for a photo at Sacred Heart Church in Stamford, Connecticut, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Damico asks for public help in finding a painting that has disappeared in the church at the annual celebration of the Mass in honor of the Madonna di Canneto.
Antonia Damico, president of the La Madonna di Canneto Society, shows a photo of a missing painting from Sacred Heart Church, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in Stamford, Connecticut. The painting, used once a year for a special mass held by descendants of a small village in Italy, was kept in the church and was last seen in May.
STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) – A painting used in the annual celebration of the Mass in honor of La Madonna di Canneto, which translates to Our Lady of Canneto, has disappeared in Connecticut.
Descendants from the Italian village of Settefrati gather annually to pay homage to their ancestral home, reported the Stamford Advocate. During the annual gathering, the painting is displayed on a raised altar that is adorned with flower arrangements.
Antonia D’Amico, president of the Madonna Di Canneto Society in Stamford, said the painting disappeared inside the Sacred Heart Church and asked the public to help find it.
“The painting means so much to our community and we just want to know what happened. It has been with us for a long time and it is very meaningful to us. … It’s not about the money, it’s about what it means to us, ”she said.
The painting has been the centerpiece of the celebration since 1931, when the Settefratese Social Club – hosting the fair – was founded in Stamford.
The 2 meter high painting shows a young shepherdess kneeling in prayer side by side with an angel in front of the Madonna.
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