Madonna della Catena

Holy Mary of “the Chains” (della Catena) broke the chains of three wrongly condemned prisoners in Palermo in 1390. The chains were later found in the church of Santa Maria del Porto. This statue is in Assumption Cemetery in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

Keywords: Virgin Mary, St. Mary, Catholic, limestone sculpture, cemetery sculpture, Syracuse, New York, Italian, Madonna della Catena, baby Jesus, crown

About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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  1. Lorraine Scott May 15, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    This is a very beautiful memorial.



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