the first inhabitants got to
the island of Linosa religion has had a great part in their lives. In fact a
priest was among the first people who moved to live in Linosa. That is why
the priest odered immediately to build a church.
fact the church has always had an important meaning in each man’s life
comfort and help in the moments of need.
most famouse and venerated Saint in the island is San Giuseppe
as the Saint has always has a gret importance as the image of the
sacrifice and the job in which every islander reflects him same.
the old days it was an habit to make the so called "prumissa"
(promise), a lunch organized at all saints day on the (19th March). After a long
procession along the streets of the Linosa, people used to gather together
in order to party, have different dishes, and eat the so called “ u
panuzzu” of San Giuseppe (San Giuseppe’s bread) previously blessed.
important image in the island was that of the Holy Mary(Madonna).
Many women in the old days used to wear
I white just to venerate her and to thank the Holy Mary for the
miracles made into the family and community.
things are a little bit changed. Women don’t wear in white dress
for a year but we use to keep the Holy Mary Statue for a few days in our
houses just to thank her for loving us and protect us. This period in which
we celebrate the Holy Mary, is call Mariano month.
the years 1995 a Statue with the Holy Mary(Madonna) with Jesus in her arms
has been place on to the sea-bed just to thank and commemorate her every