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I am addicted to religiose.

religiose (rɪˈlɪdʒɪˌəʊs) — adj affectedly or extremely pious; sanctimoniously religious.

You know, religious items and images that are over-the-top.  Like glow-in-the-dark rosary beads. And neon halos. Maybe you need to have been raised Catholic to understand, I don’t know.

As a predominately Roman Catholic country, Italy has its share of religiose, not all of it in churches.  Here are some images that I have enjoyed along the way.

Confessional, Palermo

Neon Christ with Heart 'Ex Voto' in via Maqueda, Palermo

Shrine to San Salvatore on the wall of a house in Cefalu

Shrine opposite Laundromat, Palermo

San Sebastian the martyr who Diocletian ordered be tied to a stake and shot at by archers for supposed betrayal. Gorey statue to have to look at every Sunday!

Colourful Confessional

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