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Daemon
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Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This feast is a commemoration in Malta of the shipwreck of St. Paul on the island in 60 CE, an event told about in the New Testament. When storms drove the ship aground, Paul was welcomed by the "barbarous people" (meaning they were not Greco-Romans). According to legend, he got their attention when a snake bit him on the hand but did him no harm, and he then healed people of diseases. Paul is the patron saint of Malta and snakebite victims. The day is a public holiday, and is observed with family gatherings and religious ceremonies and processions. More...
Kirk Stephens
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Name another holiday commemorating a shipwreck...
IMcRout
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July 4 th??? Silenced
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Kind of funny the Maltese can clearly remember the day Paul's ship ran aground and the world cannot remember the season - not the month, not the day - winter or summer when the Son of Man, whom the prophets had foreseen, was born.
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Malta is the site of the shipwreck of Saint Paul, recorded in the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 27: 1-44. Paul, being a Roman citizen, had the right to be tried in Rome and so was on his way when the ship he was on was shipwrecked and they ended up in Malta. The Bible goes on to describe his stay here: how he spent three months on the island and how he cured the father of Publius, Rome's main ruler on the island, of a serious fever and dysentery. Then many other people came to Paul and he laid hands on them and they were cured. Tradition tells that Publius converted to Christianity and was made the first Bishop of Malta. The Cathedral of Mdina is said to stand on the site of Publius' house.


Perhaps the most important event is the Feast Day of Saint Paul's Shipwreck, celebrated on February 10th each year. A wooden statue of Saint Paul, carved in 1657 by Melchior Gafa, is taken from the Church and paraded through the town.

http://www.acountrypriest.com/the-shipwreck-of-st-paul/
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11-1 women that men on malta
NeuroticHellFem
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Kirk Stephens wrote:
Name another holiday commemorating a shipwreck...

IMcRout wrote:
July 4 th??? Silenced

Bahahahaha! Shhh

striker wrote:
11-1 women that men on malta

Common fallacy, & trust me, anything phallusy, I'm right onto it! Whistle
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