The Trail of the Saints in Abruzzo
The Trail of the Saints in the territory of Abruzzo connects places associated with a number of different cults; Casalbordino and Avezzano are dedicated to the Marian cult, both sanctuaries having been built after apparitions by the Virgin Mary; Manoppello and Lanciano are linked to the figure of Christ through the worship of his image, held to be "acheropita", and the relics of the Eucharistic Miracle. Bucchianico and Capestrano have dedicated their sacred sites to the local figures of St. Camillus de Lellis and St John, while L'Aquila houses the remains of Pope Celestine V, who earned his place in history through the brevity of his papacy. The remains of the Apostle Thomas, which were originally found in Greece, are now in Ortona; the Sanctuary of St. Gabriel in Isola del Gran Sasso is one of the most visited in the world, especially by the young. Finally, those looking for plenary indulgence should visit the Scala Santa or Holy Stairs in Campli.
Basilica of St. Mary of ColleMaggio
Stages of the trail of the Saints in Abruzzo