The sanctuary of St. Nazarius, located 12 km far from Poggio Imperiale (Foggia), was built in 1967-70; the first rural chapel, however, dates back to the 11th Century. The “Caldoli” stream, flowing nearby, broadens here into a little thermal baisin. In year 2006 a canonical decree was issued, officially declaring the church a sanctuary. The object of veneration is a stone set in the floor of the sanctuary, where St. Nazarius is thought to have been seating, healing his wounded legs in the stream. According to the hagiographic legend, Nazarius was a 4th Century martyr. After many travels across Northeren Italy, up to Nice un Trier, he visited the Gargano – a territory strongly related to the terapeuthic sphere (see Strabo, Geographiká, IV, 284), which is of great importance for Nazarius. The feast of the Saint is celebrated july, 27-28, with a procession and a consistent flow of pilgrims.

Poggio Imperiale, San Nazario / Laura, Carnevale. - 1(2012), pp. 268-270.

Poggio Imperiale, San Nazario

CARNEVALE, LAURA
2012

Abstract

The sanctuary of St. Nazarius, located 12 km far from Poggio Imperiale (Foggia), was built in 1967-70; the first rural chapel, however, dates back to the 11th Century. The “Caldoli” stream, flowing nearby, broadens here into a little thermal baisin. In year 2006 a canonical decree was issued, officially declaring the church a sanctuary. The object of veneration is a stone set in the floor of the sanctuary, where St. Nazarius is thought to have been seating, healing his wounded legs in the stream. According to the hagiographic legend, Nazarius was a 4th Century martyr. After many travels across Northeren Italy, up to Nice un Trier, he visited the Gargano – a territory strongly related to the terapeuthic sphere (see Strabo, Geographiká, IV, 284), which is of great importance for Nazarius. The feast of the Saint is celebrated july, 27-28, with a procession and a consistent flow of pilgrims.
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