Dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary after a miraculous victory by the Byzantines over the Turks, Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita was built just as Mother Mary would have liked it: modest, cozy (to call it cramped would be blasphemy), and dripping in piety. A beautifully carved stucco panel by Giacomo Serpotta on the back wall depicts the rousing action of the battle of Lepanto for which the church was consecrated. Other reliefs show scenes from the New Testament in the church's trademark eye-popping realism.
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