Saint roch oratory
History of Saint roch oratory at Bastia
Established in 1604, the oratory possesses a remarkable interior decoration dedicated to the glory of Saint Roch and Saint Sebastian, which are both invoked during epidemics of plague. Do not miss the organ in walnut, sculptured and gilded in 1750, nor saint Roch's magnificent procession statue (17th century) carried every three years through the alleys of the market. The day of the holiday on August 16th, blessed bread rolls are distributed to the devotees at the end of Mass. These are not consumed but kept with worship in order to keep off epidemics and natural disasters from the family home.
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