RS Ueberetsch Kaltern St Nikolaus
RS Ueberetsch Kaltern St Nikolaus

The image of Our Lady of Sorrows

According to a legend, once a farmer bought an image of the Mater Dolorosa and placed it in his house in Caldaro.

When the owner - as usually - prayed the rosary in front of it on the 14th of March 1733, he saw sweat running down it. That significant event caused a sensation and became known beyond the borders: from the town of Trento, a dean was ordered to San Nicolò, a district of Caldaro, to investigate further. After two verifications, he came to the conclusion that the image sweated miraculously, but he didn’t keep the promise to bring it to the local church.

When the priest decided to return to Trento, his horse didn’t move - in that moment he acknowledged his mistake and said: “Oh mother, you are really sweating. Please forgive my sins!” Then he attested the miracle and ordered to bring the image to the church. Finally the horse took the first step forward and he could return to Trento. The image of Our Lady of Sorrows, however, can still be seen in the St. Nicholas Church in the eponymous district of San Nicolò.

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