The Lady Chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of The Rosary of Pompeii, is completed.
There are yet a few cosmetic touches to be completed and a change in lighting.
This portrait of Our Lady of The Rosary matches that found in the great Basilica of Our Lady of The Rosary in Italy. The painting was a gift to our parish from the Italian shrine through Fr Giuseppe Ruggerio, a priest of the shrine, who has visited Bimini. (see above)
Over the main altar inside the shrine at Pompeii is the famous 16th century image of Our Lady of the Rosary. A copy of this painting has been gifted to our Lady Chapel in Bimini by Fr Giuseppe Ruggerio of the Pompeii shrine.
The Basilica of Our Lady of The Rosary
at Pompeii in Italy.
Removing a wall to open the store-room space so the chapel could be extended
THE STORY OF THE LADY CHAPEL
The image of Our Lady of The Rosary as found in the famous shrine of Our Lady in Pompeii Italy, 100 miles south of Rome.
Our Blessed Mother holds the Child Jesus while St Dominic kneels to the left and St Catherine of Siena on the right. Each being given a rosary by Our Lady.
The Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) has promoted the praying of the Rosary for over 800 years.